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The Mt. Lawrence Grassi is located in the south of Canmoore between the Mt. Rundle massif in the north and the Three Sisters in the south. It is immediately outside of the Banff National Park and forms a mountain massif with several summits. The summits are known (from north to south) as Ha Ling Peak, Minor Peak, Lawrence Grassi and Ships Prow. It is named after Lawrence Grassi (1890-1980), a remarkable individual who emigrated from Italy in 1912.

 

Canada 2005, 1905 – 2005 Alberta.
The self-adhesive stamp was issued in a unique pane of 8, with printing on the reverse side.

The stamp is featuring three views of Alberta in long, narrow photographs taken by the artist Harry Palmer. He calls these images "tallpecs," striking landscape photographs that are digitally stretched and elongated. The three "tallpecs" are depicting a Nova Chemicals plant, Calgary's skyline and Mount Lawrence Grassi overlooking a rail line.

Due to digital alteration of the original image it is understood that the mountain in the reality looks different. You can see this and other such "tallpecs" on the artist's webseite (link).
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