Sep 23, 2019

Back home but oh so much more to share from our trip

We returned home Sunday afternoon but I was too weary to complete my Edmonton post.  So here goes.

I had a bit of a rest after my luncheon with my school friends. Colin and I then went down to the wine & cheese included with our hotel stay. We sat in the breakfast room away from the crush of people.  That is how this photo came to be.  A lovely piece of glass set atop this lovely piece of wood.

As we had the evening to ourselves we decided to head over to a 7 PM movie at the old Princess Theatre. Where we were located we could walk to everywhere we wanted to including the chiropractor.

The theatre was constructed in 1914 and more details can be found here. I took the photo above the next day as it was dusk when we arrived Friday evening.

Such a neat building. There is even a balcony. That is me on the left.  Not too many people attending the show.  Cost for seniors was a mere $8.00 each.  Even the popcorn was a bargain.

Does anyone remember these rooms?  A viewing room for parents with infants.

A lovely foyer. The movie we saw was Official Secrets based on a true story. Most interesting with a surprise twist at the end.

Some funky photos as we walked Whyte avenue after the show.

As you can see Mist is all about hookah pipes.

We think that this was a souped up barracuda.

I wonder if this is the last Army and Navy store in Canada.

So many street musicians and some are very good.

Some excellent wall art in this area.

A long line to get into the Beercade.

Next stop was where else but back to Chianti for another pasta meal.  We have been here before ( not just last night ) but in past visits and this is a special place as it’s in the old post office building ( built between 1911 & 1913 ) which makes it distinctive and interesting, with very high ceilings and a good deal of character.  There are years and years of  past Fringe Festival posters strewn all over the place. We only had half portions of pasta as we had enjoyed popcorn with the movie.  Colin had the Fettuccine Du Chef ( prepared with spinach noodles, smoked salmon, mushroom, cream and pesto ) while I indulged in Ravioli Alla Gorgonzola. It was smothered in blue cheese sauce, fortunately there were only eight ravioli.

So much life and light to enjoy on our walk back to the hotel.

Looks like I will have to complete my post on our trip to Edmonton tomorrow.  Stay tuned.


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10 responses so far

10 Responses to “Back home but oh so much more to share from our trip”

  1. George Yates says:

    Such a fun time you have enjoying the sites there.

  2. Croft says:

    I have not been to downtown Edmonton in decades!

    • contessa says:

      This was the South side and Whyte Avenue. Most consider Jasper Avenue on the North side, downtown. I think this was more fun.

  3. Karen says:

    Hello Contessa, still Army and Navy in new Westminster and Langley. Hope your feeling better soon.

  4. Maxx Trails says:

    Love that table! I remember my parents taking my sister and I to the Army and Navy in Vancouver on Cordova for back to school shopping … usually boots and raincoats 🙂 I’m pretty sure that store is still there and I think it was the original. You see a funner side of Edmonton than we see when we go to visit the kids, we usually stay in the suburbs.

  5. Jannose says:

    I love Whyte Ave. Great walking trails in the area as well. Also can take the trolley downtown. If you have t8me next year you should do it. Looks like you enjoyed the rest of your weekend!

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