Yahoooooo! Its Stampede time in Calgareeeeee!
These postcards have been curated to document the Calgary Stampede's sense of place and pageantry. They are meant to show the Stampede is more than the rodeo, chuckwagons and pancake breakfasts. Rather it is a unique Calgary cultural statement that includes a multitude of music, dance, arts and crafts programming. While the Stampede doesn't appeal to everyone, nor should it, it does appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds.
They are also curated to document Stampede Park is indeed a park with a river running around it an various trees, pathways, green spaces and plazas.
I have taken thousands of photos while flaneuring Stampede Park over the past six years. I pride myself in finding the strange, the absurd and the everyday as I wander streets, parks and festival sites around the world. The Stampede is truly a one-of-a-kind community festival. It combines an agricultural fair, with a music festival, contemporary art show, midway, musical grandstand show, rodeo and horse racing.
For those of you who have attended the Stampede many times I hope this will give you different perspective on the "Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth" and for those who have never been, I hope it will motivate you to add it to your bucket list.
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