Aug 24, 2016

Heritage Hall at SAIT | Calgary, Alberta

heritage hall sait calgary southern alberta institute technologyBuilt between 1921 to 1922, Heritage Hall at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Calgary, Alberta is a prime example of Collegiate Gothic architecture and the province's early development and expansion in post-secondary education. Originally known as the Provincial Institute of Technology Building, the school was established to help retrain World War I veterans and provide specialized technical training for Alberta's growing industries. Today, Heritage Hall is the central structure on the SAIT campus and a National Historic Site of Canada.

heritage hall sait calgary southern alberta institute technology

heritage hall sait calgary southern alberta institute technology
heritage hall sait calgary southern alberta institute technology




heritage hall sait calgary southern alberta institute technology

heritage hall sait calgary southern alberta institute technology


heritage hall sait calgary southern alberta institute technology

heritage hall sait calgary southern alberta institute technology

heritage hall sait calgary southern alberta institute technology

heritage hall sait calgary southern alberta institute technology

heritage hall sait calgary southern alberta institute technology

heritage hall sait calgary southern alberta institute technology


heritage hall sait calgary southern alberta institute technology

heritage hall sait calgary southern alberta institute technology


heritage hall sait calgary southern alberta institute technology


heritage hall sait calgary southern alberta institute technology
heritage hall sait calgary southern alberta institute technology


heritage hall sait calgary southern alberta institute technology


Aug 22, 2016

Elvis Presley's Graceland | Memphis, Tennessee

Elvis may have left the building, but that hasn't stopped countless fans from visiting Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee each year. As one of the most popular homes in the United States, the former estate of Elvis Presley is now a museum, archive, national historic site, and shrine to the life and music of this undisputed rock and roll legend. 

graceland tour elvis presley memphis landmarkThe house was built in 1939, however it was on March 19, 1957 that Elvis Presley bought the property for $102,500. Situated on a 13.8 acre wooded estate, the southern Colonial mansion used to be on the outskirts of Memphis, but as the city grew it became surrounded by other properties. Today, as amazing as it is, Graceland is at the center of what can only be described as an unapologetic tourist trap dedicated to The King.  

Elvis would call Graceland home for two decades, before his untimely death here in 1977. Recognizing the enormous upkeep costs, Graceland was opened for public tours on June 7, 1982. He, along with his parents, Gladys and Vernon, and his grandmother, are all buried in the Meditation Garden on the property. 

graceland tour elvis presley memphis landmark

A photo posted by Luke Fandrich (@editingluke) on

Names and messages written on the brick wall surrounding Graceland.
graceland tour elvis presley memphis landmark

Graceland remains a fascinating look into the life of Elvis Presley. From the kitsch 1970's decor of the Jungle Room to the upholstered ceilings in the pool room to the three televisions that Elvis would watch in his media room, the home is well kept and locked in time. Only the upstairs remains off limits. Still, there's no place better than Graceland to appreciate the man who revolutionized rock and roll. Elvis Presley is still very much alive in Memphis. 

graceland tour elvis presley memphis landmark
Elvis Presley at Graceland ca. 1957



graceland tour elvis presley memphis landmark


graceland tour elvis presley memphis landmark

graceland tour elvis presley memphis landmark



graceland tour elvis presley memphis landmark
graceland tour elvis presley memphis landmark


graceland tour elvis presley memphis landmark


graceland tour elvis presley memphis landmark

graceland tour elvis presley memphis landmark

graceland tour elvis presley memphis landmark

graceland tour elvis presley memphis landmark

graceland tour elvis presley memphis landmark

graceland tour elvis presley memphis landmark

graceland tour elvis presley memphis landmark
graceland tour elvis presley memphis landmark


graceland tour elvis presley memphis landmark






graceland tour elvis presley memphis landmark


graceland tour elvis presley memphis landmark

graceland tour elvis presley memphis landmark

graceland tour elvis presley memphis landmark










elvis presley 3 grammy awards
Elvis Presley's three Grammy Awards.



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