BCP063 Calgary Tower
Over the years this particular cap has been a bit of a mystery to me. I’ve been up the tower a couple of times and never been able to locate it. Reading the logs has been even more confounding so I just figured this one would have to stay in the ‘did not locate’ column. As luck would have it, one of my old archeology profs was in Calgary last winter delivering a lecture on the Lines of Nazca and her work on interpreting the zoomorphic shapes as large astronomical calendars. As she was talking about the relevance of intersecting light from super moons and the geometric shapes something
about the Calgary Tower and it’s place on the map twigged. If I could figure out the angle of light exactly three weeks prior to the autumnal equinox as it intersects the sloped glass of the observatory and the reflection of the light off the concave glass of The Bow, AND held a crystal imported from the bowels of the Peruvian jungle I might be able to make the cap materialize. I couldn’t possibly do all this by myself, so Dave was kind enough to come along and hold the crystal. I had to convince him that there would not be any human sacrifice involved and maybe he might get fed lunch. Anyhoo, I don’t think I will be able to write a Master thesis from this BUT I do have photographic evidence that there is in fact a cap at the top of the Calgary Tower. Unfortunately we made so much noise cheering when the cap appeared that we were escorted from the building and Dave did not get his lunch. Thanks for a very brain breaking adventure!