Views of Kamloops

A week ago Monday, I was visiting my mom at the local hospital. If you'd like to, you can read about it here.  I had to walk up this hill to get to the hospital. I thought you might like to see some views along the way. It was a statutory holiday here in my province that day so the streets were rather quiet.

The big  building in the middle at the end of the street is the hospital. On the right is the red brick Catholic Church.

In the distance you can see an old brick school on the left side just beyond the parking lot. In the distance you can see the mountains. The city of Kamloops is located in a narrow valley and has been built up around the junction of the North and South Thompson Rivers.

A quiet street  facing the front of the old brick school house in the previous photo. In the Summer, this street is the location of a farmer's market where you can purchase wonderful produce and baked goods. On market days this street is lively, colourful and lots of fun.
A building housing many of the city's doctors and a pharmacy.  See the reflections in the glass!

A long shot of the same building.

A view of a long standing hotel chain in the city. In the background the "mountains".

Here is a close up of the school which I reference in the photo near the top of this post.

A view back toward the city as I continue up the hill.


I do hope you've enjoyed the photos. More photos of this walk (to hospital and town) will be posted later.

19 comments:

  1. Hi :)
    queste foto sono interessanti... vedere la città di qualcuno che vive dall'altra parte del mondo ( Canada ed Italia ) quando fino a qualche anno fà non sarebbe stato possibile... oggi invece si, grazie ad internet !!!
    Grazie della visita, e si, quei funghi delle foto del mio blog, crescono nel giardino della casa in montagna che ho... e sono tutti commestibili !!!
    Buona serata :)
    Myriam

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  2. Your mum must be a wonderful woman, to have reared two such lovely, caring people such as you and your brother. Bless you for looking out for her, I hope she is better soon and can go home. Her lef sure looks painful. I love the reflections on the modern building in Kamloops and all the brick buildings. What a lovely clean-looking city. Have a wonderful weekend, dear Joyful. Blessings from Jo

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  3. I enjoyed the stroll with you. I wonder if the exchange students of 1079 came from that very school? They were in grade four then so they would have their own families at that school if they stayed in the neighbourhood. The reflections photo was a hit.I seem to have a new passion for mirror images.

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  4. I am a sucker for pictures of buildings, and especially SHINY ones! Thanks for this stroll. Hope all is well with your mom soon.

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  5. Hi! Thank you for coming by and commenting on my blog! How interesting that you have posted pictures from Kamloops! I live in Norway, and was supposed to drive through there on our way from Calgary to Vancouver 2 weeks ago, but then my husband had to go into hospital so we had to cancel :-( It looks like a beautiful place, and we hope to make it some other time :-)

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  6. Rosa, so nice of you to drop by. I do not read Italian though I can make out some of what you say. If I can, I will try to find a translation. I see you are trying to tell me about the mushroom (funghi). Take care Buona serata :-)

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  7. Hi Jo, that is such a lovely thing for you to say about my mom :-) I like to think she raised nice children, *grins. Truth is though we are not as good as we should be. I just hope we can be good enough when she needs it. Mom's leg is really healing nicely and she is so happy to be at home where she is far more comfortable. In general, Canadian cities are nice and clean but even so they are not nearly so clean as they were a few decades ago when government workers did the cleaning. These days government tries to save money by contracting out the cleaning. I do appreciate though that we have garbage pick up and disposal. Big hugs.

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  8. KleinsteMotte, thank you dropping by. I'm so glad you enjoyed the stroll through the city. I'm afraid I don't know about the exchange students of 1079 (do you mean 1979?. I'm glad you enjoyed the "reflections photo". That one does seem to be a hit ;-)

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  9. Bossy Betty, I'm glad i was able to post photos of buildings and some shiny ones at that. Please come back again for the other photos I will post in a few days ;-)

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  10. Inger-M, how coincidental that you were going to pass through Kamloops. I actually have a lot more photos of the city posted on this blog. If you wish to see them you can type "Kamloops" into the search feature and you will come up with the relevant posts. Alternatively, you can see some of them at the bottom of each blog entry where the LinkedWithin feature is. I hope your husband gets better soon and that you are able to make it to Calgary and Vancouver via Kamloops after all. Hugs xx

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  11. I hope your mom's cellulitis is all cleared up and she is back home? I love the reflections in the glass building!! One thing I notice is that there are hardly any people on the streets! Maybe they are all either in the school or the hospital.

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  12. hi there! thanks for the comment you left in my blog. :)

    as a Catholic, it was the church that caught my attention. ;)

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  13. Hi Ginny, thanks for your comments about my mom.The cellulitis comes and goes so I'm not sure it will ever fully go away. The streets are quiet because it is a statutory holiday and nothing is open in this town on holidays except restaurants and hospitals.

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  14. Cher, you are welcome :-) Thanks for stopping by. I totally agree that the little Catholic Church is something to stop for and gaze at. It has a pretty sign, wonderful balustrade, pretty coloured bricks and colourful flowers ;-)

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  15. We love the series as you really get a feel for the area. Wow, the mountains and heavy cloud cover make an interesting backdrop.

    Darryl and Ruth : )

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  16. Darryl and Ruth, I'm so glad you are enjoying this series. I always love to see photos of other places myself :-)

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  17. dear Joyful,
    hope your mom is better and that she'll get home soon.
    I also wanted to give you a big hug and a big thank you for your sweet words of encouragement...
    xoxo
    Lala

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  18. Cher, you are welcome :-) Thanks for stopping by. I totally agree that the little Catholic Church is something to stop for and gaze at. It has a pretty sign, wonderful balustrade, pretty coloured bricks and colourful flowers ;-)

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  19. Hi Ginny, thanks for your comments about my mom.The cellulitis comes and goes so I'm not sure it will ever fully go away. The streets are quiet because it is a statutory holiday and nothing is open in this town on holidays except restaurants and hospitals.

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