Category Archives: Beyond Winnipeg

Go, Go Van Gogh: Places

Winnipeg is a very cultural town we love our arts and all types of entertainment. Last week I was lucky enough to score a ticket to the Van Gogh exhibit that is being held downtown at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. It was an immersive show that projected wall sized images of his works onto a variety of screens about the space.

As many of you know Vincent was a troubled soul and lived in virtual poverty. He eventually took his own life at the young age of 37. There is a theory that great art can only come from great personal pain. Without a doubt Van Gogh had both in great abundance. The last years of his short life were prolific in the extreme, it was mentioned that to compare Vincent to Shakespeare would be to say that Shakespeare would have had to written the bulk of his work in under 2 years. Now that is saying something.

So without further ado I give you the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh.

View of Auvers
Church at Auvers,
Bedroom in Arles
Bedroom in Arles
Night Cafe
Starry Night
Starry Night
The Olive Trees
Fishing Boats on the Beach at Saintes-Maries

That is just a sample of the wonders of Van Gogh please join me again for Go, Go Van Gogh: People and faces.

Going to grab a little sun and warm my little bum in Mexico.

Hola, my friends!  Come here I have a good deal for you!

If we only had a penny for every time we heard that line in Mexico we could afford to stay down there this week and all the weeks after this.  Alas pesos did not rain from the clouds, thus we are back in the cold embrace of Winnipeg.

Did we have a great time? Yes we did.  Did we see ancient wonders?  Yes we did.
Did we plunge face first into the wonders of the Atlantic Caribbean Sea?  Yes we did.  Did we meet the Mayans and partake in the wonder of their ceremonies.

YES,  a thousand times yes.

Pictures and stories from the Yucatán in the days to come my friends.