Just the other day I was looking at my blog’s numbers and noticed that besides my pieces on Mrs. Mikes hamburger stand and Segovia Tapas Bar. Among the most visited stories have been my work on Winter in Winnipeg. Since we have had such a beautiful fall season here this year I thought was fitting to give my readers around the world a look at Winnipeg before the snow buries us, enjoy.
The Forks Market and Assiniboine River
The Forks Market is Winnipeg’s answer to urban decay. In the early 1990’s city counsel decided that the derelict train yards that once fed Winnipeg’s downtown area were to be converted into a public space. For some 6000 years it was the natural meeting place of the Native Peoples who lived and navigated through the area as two major rivers systems connect here. The Red and Assiniboine.
Winnipeg Downtown Skyline from the Forks Market.
Old Rail Lift Bridge and the Assiniboine River at the Forks Market.
Assiniboine River at Dusk.
Forks Market Courtyard from the River Walk.
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For anyone who has driven down Portage Avenue or into the North End of Winnipeg can attest that this city is seemingly in love with murals. Back from the early days when the city was the rail and farming hub of Western Canada businesses would paint the names of the company on the side of the building.
Todays murals tend to be in a more artistic vein sometimes promoting a business, showcasing Winnipeg culture, remembering our war veterans, or simply having fun. The tone of the art also seems to vary from one part of the city to the next.
Winnipeg does have a very diverse set of neighbourhoods and from the rough and tumble North End to the post war housing of St. James. The city grows out like rings on a tree every layer having its distinct flavour.
Aside from a little commentary on the photos I am going to let the murals do the bulk of the work in this post. As they say a picture is worth a thousand words after all.
Downtown Winnipeg and the North End.
The Nutty Club Building.
The Nutty Club Man has been a fixture on the Downtown Winnipeg skyline for decades. Home to the Nutty Club brand, since the 1930’s. Continue reading
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