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Stepping Back in Time

There are places where time stands still and life remains stuck in a bygone era. Late summer I had an opportunity to travel back about 100 to 150 years.

An opportunity to walk through a period when fur trade  and pioneers ruled. A time of trading posts, quaint little towns;  a time when the rail road, and street cars were the in things. People took care and time to dress up. This Capitol Theatre was recreated from the 1920 original that was located at Jasper Av. and 100 st in Edmonton.

Every day 100s of volunteers dress up and man the several recreated sections of the town and everything works as they should. Cars, trains, street cars and farms are running as usual.

Right through to the 1920, when times were tough.

All of that was shot in the Fort Edmonton Park in Edmonton, AB. A photographer’s paradise indeed.


3 responses

  1. Raj


    November 6, 2011 at 1:04 pm

  2. David Bogart

    Beautiful photos. My Dad lived in Edmonton in the 20s and 30s. Nice to see what his town looked like. I think that streetcar came from Toronto. The route number is for the Bathurst line, ending at the Exhibition, as the sign said.

    Dave Bogart

    November 6, 2011 at 1:37 pm

  3. Thanks David. You are right about the streetcar from Toronto. The third photograph, the streetcar driver is telling the car driver pointing at me that I had to come all the way from Toronto to Edmonton to ride in a Toronto Streetcar

    November 6, 2011 at 10:07 pm

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