Since the new year is now fully upon us, I have finally had a chance to look at some of the hundreds of pictures that I took from my Christmas vacation.
I know that many of you may have expected a Dungeons and Dragons themed post today with a title like I have today, but before my memories of Christmas fade here is a look at Winnipeg in the heart of the season.
Bright lights and Snowy Streets:
The people of Winnipeg tend to embrace winter like no other place I have lived. Let’s face facts when you live in a city that is covered in snow and ice for roughly a third of the year, it’s the only way to go. Lights and decorations also play a big part in celebrating the holidays. Families go all out so that Santa knows exactly where to land.
Enter the Elven Village:
All of these incredible dioramas were on display throughout the month of December on a front lawn in Winnipeg’s River Heights neighbourhood. Each piece is meticulously crafted inside and out and only stands about 3 feet high. It is a wonder of dedication, or in this case winter addiction. If you’re in Winnipeg next year I highly recommend visiting. I apologize for the quality of some of the shots my fingers and camera were quite literally freezing up.
Of course no Christmas tale would be complete without the wonder of a child’s eyes and the tired excitement of pouring milk and cookies for Santa.
Stay tuned for part two! Ice Castles and Flashing Blades.