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17 imagesCaptured from 30,000 feet, these aerial images of the Rocky Mountains, commonly known as the Rockies, are a major mountain range in western North America. The Rocky Mountains stretch more than 4,800 km (3,000 miles) from the northernmost part of British Columbia in western Canada, to New Mexico, into the southwestern United States. Within the North American Cordillera, the Rockies are somewhat distinct from the Pacific Coast Ranges, the Cascade Range and Sierra Nevada, which all lie further to the west. These images were captured while flying over the Province of Alberta into the Province of British Columbia (Canada). Click thumbnails for large view with captions. Images available as artwork and / or stock.
12 imagesCaptured during a brief visit to Yukon, these images were primarily produced along the Alaska Highway from Whitehorse to Kluane National Park and Reserve. One of three Canadian territories, Yukon is situated in the northwest corner of Canada's continental mainland. The name “Yukon” originates from the Locheux native word "Yuk-un-ah," meaning "Great River," referring to the Yukon River that flows across the territory into Alaska. Yukon is located between the Canadian province of British Columbia and the Arctic Ocean, with Alaska to the west and the Northwest Territories to the east. The Arctic Circle crosses through the Yukon. The territory has 430 kilometres of shoreline along the Beaufort Sea. Whitehorse is Yukon’s capital and a major northern hub. It's a big little city (pop. approx 30,000) surrounded by wilderness, with the amenities of a much larger destination paired with the friendly demeanour of a close-knit community. The Village of Haines Junction is 155 km west of Whitehorse along the Alaska Highway. "The Junction", as referred to by locals, is situated at the intersection of the Haines Highway and the Alaska Highway. Click thumbnails for large view with captions. Images available as artwork and / or stock.
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27 imagesCanada's first large-scale community environmental centre, The Toronto Evergreen Brick Works opened its doors to the public September 2010. The Evergreen Brick Works project transformed an underused, deteriorating industrial site in the city's Don Valley into a regionally important, environmentally based community landmark to engage visitors in diverse experiences connected to nature and the city. This gallery features Building 16, which housed several massive kilns built in the 1960s for firing and drying bricks. The kilns were fascinating artifacts: their sheer size – 600 linear metres, occupied three-quarters of the building. Visitors can now access and explore the various interior spaces of the kilns, and learn about the different stages of firing brick (preheating, firing, and cooling). Originally named Don Valley Brick Works, the site is significant for its important collection of 16 industrial structures. The associated brick-making machinery represents a century-long operation and the additions and modifications to the building stock reflect the capabilities and needs of the site over time. Constructed of various materials including brick, corrugated metal, steel, terra cotta, cast iron, rubble stone and wood, the structures are related to the continually evolving needs of the brick making process. The clay grinding building is the oldest structure on the site and was built in 1891. In 1906 the “valley” chimney was constructed (the only chimney left on the site) and remained in use until the 1960s. In 1910 the office, lunchroom, screening and dust collection building and stock brick dryer building were built. In 1912-13 the sand-lime storage building was constructed, followed by the clay-shale storage building and the welding shop building, in 1925 and 1926 respectively. In 1956-57 the dry-press brick production plant and tunnel kiln and dryer building were constructed. In 1960-62 the sand-lime brick production plant, sand-lime brick storage building, holding room and the wire-cut brick production plant were constructed coinciding with expanding production capabilities. The final building constructed was the brick storage shed in 1972. Click thumbnails for large view with captions. Images available as artwork and / or stock.