Saturday, April 18, 2009

Bygone Days

This brightly coloured display of vintage gas pumps is at Calgary's Heritage Park.

Heritage Park is an outdoor museum featuring actual buildings from Calgary's past, transported to this site, restored and furnished to their original state.
There's a working paddle steamer and steam train, a land claims office, hospital, one room school house, farm, RCMP post (complete with gaol)'s a fascinating place to spend a day. Especially at weekends in summer when throughout the day actors in period costume tell the story of a
young couple - each scene set in a different building.

The barn with it's display of the history the motor vehicles in Western Canada is one of my favourite parts of the museum.

It's all those colours!


  1. I love vintage gas pumps :)

    RE Drammen DP : We have almost no snow left here now and it is between 10 and 15 degrees here. So it is not cold. :)

  2. It's good to see an effort made to preserve this. My kids don't believe there was a time when you didn't pump your own gas.

  3. This is so cool! It must be a fantastic museum.

  4. Looks like a fun place! One of my first strangers has plans to set up a 1950ths filling station. He'd probably find this very interesting!

  5. That's very cool, I love those old petrol pumps too!