Calgary. Central Memorial Park

The center of Calgary is almost all built up with houses and covered with asphalt. But there are also small corners of nature. One of them is Central Memorial Park, located between 12th and 13th Avenue, and 4th and 2nd Streets. The camera is installed on the south side of the park.

The park is decorated with fountains, flower beds, and trees, and there are several monuments and sculptures. In particular, there is the sculpture of Russell Lambert Boyle (a soldier of the Second Boer War), a cenotaph (the symbolic grave of fallen soldiers), as well as benches with memorial plaques, such as “May we live as nobly as they died.” An annual military parade and laying of wreaths is held on the square on Memorial Day, November 11.

In the park, there is the Calgary Public Library. It was built in 1912, and 12 years later, a memorial to the First World War was erected in front of its entrance. Today, the library building is used as a venue for various literary festivals, and the library itself has moved to a new building, in the East Village area.

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