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Monday Monuments and Memorials – Poppy Plaza, Calgary

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Poppy Plaza is part of a linear park where Memorial Drive and 10 St NW meet the Louise Bridge over the Bow River in Calgary. Dedicated in 2013, it forms part of the redevelopment of Memorial Drive into a landscape of memory. At the centre of a large wooden plaza on the upper level is a characteristic poplar tree planted along Memorial Drive in the 1920s to commemorate each soldier from Southern Alberta who died in WW1. Weathering steel walls flank the bridge and the two staircases leading down to the pedestrian and bike path along the Bow River. Quotations about different perspectives of war are cut into the steel walls.

Hard to get a good photo of the overall space. This gallery shows some of the separate elements.

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Canadian crusader for equality and justice. Connoisseur and creator of the written word. Commemorating the centenary of the First World War in books and monuments. Read more at greatwar100reads.wordpress.com.

One thought on “Monday Monuments and Memorials – Poppy Plaza, Calgary

  1. Pingback: Monday Monuments and Memorials – Calgary Soldiers’ Memorial, Calgary, AB | Great War 100 Reads

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