THE BEAUTY OF BANFF
I wonder if there is any place more beautiful than Banff especially in the fall. I’m of the opinion there isn’t.
I recently took a trip there for the purposes of research–and to fill my senses to overflowing with it’s beauty. I was not disappointed. Perhaps autumn is the mountains is the prettiest season of all.
There wasn’t enough time to enjoy all of nature’s wonders because we had to see some man-made wonders as well.
First on the list was the Banff Springs Hotel. I had my wheelchair client with me so couldn’t explore all the little stairwells but still, the beauty of the castle in the Rockies is awe inspiring.
My ‘reason’ for going to Banff–if a person needs a reason–was to visit the Whyte Museum and their current displays.
10 women who have conquered challenges associated with the Rockies. I loved seeing the drafting instruments Eleanor Luxton used in the 1940s. Imagine, she joined the CPR staff as one of the few women draftsmen.
Then there was the high fashion of the Luxton ladies. Very impressive. Doesn’t sound like they lived in any frontier setting. Beautiful gowns and all the fancy trimmings.
I leave you with a poster put out by the CPR. The Canadian Pacific Railway built the Banff Springs Hotel and made Banff a spa and holiday destination in the last 19th century.
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