Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 07/14/2013

Photo taken on July 11, 2013

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Stampede Grounds
Calgary Stampede
about to drop

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Waiting for the big drop

Waiting for the big drop
These visitors to the Midway at the Calgary Stampede Grounds were much braver than me! This is one very, very tall pole, though my photo doesn't give that impression : ) I wonder if there is any warning before the ring of seats drops at top speed down to the ground. Makes me feel queasy just thinking about it! My youngest daughter and I were lucky that the sun was shining when we spent just a short time down at the Grounds, on 11 July 2013. You'd never think that two weeks before, the whole Grounds were under water, thanks to the Flood of the Century. People worked so hard to try and get everywhere pumped dry and cleaned up ready for the "Greatest Show on Earth". Certain events did have to be cancelled, but there was still plenty going on for people to have a great time.

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Haha ... those days of yesterday are over, when these rides were daring and thrilling ... today, the thrill is gone and the daring part is ho-hum ... LOL ... great shot ... a ride to leave to the youthful ... notice I did not say "young" ... :)))
5 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
Oh yeah! Rides like that are not for me, either! Good luck to those passengers!
5 years ago.