The Saddledome starts to brighten up at sunrise in this skyline picture of the City of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. The Saddledome is one of the attractions in Calgary and it can be seen here with many high-rise buildings around it and the Calgary Tower in the background.
The Saddledome is also called the Pengrowth Saddledome and is the biggest and most used indoor stadium in Calgary. It is also the home arena of the Calgary Flames so when the team is playing at home, this stadium can be filled with almost 20,000 people cheering on their hockey team.
The Saddledome was built in 1983 for the Calgary Winter Olympics and many Olympic events were hosted here during the 1988 games. It used to be called the Olympic Saddledome, then the Canadian Airlines Saddledome, and finally it was given the name of Pengrowth Saddledome in 2000.
The Calgary Flames have a lease at the Saddledome until 2014, but they have expressed interest in building a new facility, so if they do it is not known what will happen to the Saddledome after that time. As can be seen in this picture here, the Saddledome is located right in the heart of Calgary, with the famous Calgary Tower nearby and due to its unique shape and history, is a much loved piece of architecture that everyone can recognize.
The Saddledome with high-rise buildings and the Calgary Tower in the background at sunrise, City of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/9.0, exposure time of 32/10 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 52mm.
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