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Surprise Corner
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Posted By: daacon, 11-21-2012, 02:58 PM

Just a few kilometers up Buffalo Drive (I think) off Banff main street and you come to what is called Surprise Corner

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Here's the corner



You get to see the little and big rocks



The cold Bow River down below



A sweet view roadside



And of course this is why they call it surprise corner as you get a great view of the Banff Springs hotel - not my best shot of this iconic structure but it is probably the widest angle I have taken to get a overall sense of scale and surroundings.


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11-21-2012, 03:18 PM   #2
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"cool" looking shots Dave.You're my "bubble brother" and here's a heads up for you.Use the bubble machine when the temp is real low.They freeze right from the get go and land and don't pop.The colder the temp the better the scenarios.I'm going to do it but the real cold is weeks away.I'm counting on you to start this cold weather bubble fantasy going.It's a challenge.--charliezap
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I suppose that means that as you're sliding around that corner there's a big surprise waiting for you. I like the one of the Banff Hotel best Dave.
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Beautiful hotel that is perfect for the rich and famous. You stayed there right.

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Picturesque and nicely captured scenes. Thanks for sharing Dave.
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Love the shot of the hotel Dave. That looks like the same place we shot from? Cheers... Just arrived in Toronto. JIM
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Gorgeous Dave. It must be the perspective but the hotel looks like it is caving in.
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And a beautiful surprise it is, Dave. Nice shot - a truly dramatic landscape.

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QuoteOriginally posted by charliezap Quote
"cool" looking shots Dave.You're my "bubble brother" and here's a heads up for you.Use the bubble machine when the temp is real low.They freeze right from the get go and land and don't pop.The colder the temp the better the scenarios.I'm going to do it but the real cold is weeks away.I'm counting on you to start this cold weather bubble fantasy going.It's a challenge.--charliezap
Thanks Charlie - hell of an idea ! I am all over that.

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I suppose that means that as you're sliding around that corner there's a big surprise waiting for you. I like the one of the Banff Hotel best Dave.
Mountain roads and winter - indeed lots of slipping and sliding even with winter tires.

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Beautiful hotel that is perfect for the rich and famous. You stayed there right.
ha yes Bob we rented the top two floors for the afternoon

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Picturesque and nicely captured scenes. Thanks for sharing Dave.
Thanks Ash appreciate the comment.
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Love the shot of the hotel Dave. That looks like the same place we shot from? Cheers... Just arrived in Toronto. JIM
Yep some of them were from the exact same spot. Hope you had fun in TO. Was not much of a game really , but the home town won should have made for a more festive atmosphere while you there

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Gorgeous Dave. It must be the perspective but the hotel looks like it is caving in.
Thanks Susan - just the perspective yep.

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And a beautiful surprise it is, Dave. Nice shot - a truly dramatic landscape.
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Thanks Jer, it's an iconic structure in these parts.
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I love number one. The size of the place really comes through and then the hotel, yum.
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Spectacular & scenic and cold too by the look of it.
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Gorgeous scenery captured here. Thanks for sharing these images Dave.
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You've really captured the extreme ruggedness. The hotel seems to rival the mountains for attention. Gorgeous landscapes.... Thanks for sharing.
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Nice pics and fun to look at. We stayed at the Banff Springs on a ski trip about 6 months before our first child was born, so it has special memories. Haven't been back since but nice to see a majestic shot of it. Thanks for posting this one.
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