Festival time is almost upon us again my friends and I know how much all of you like my photos of all the festivities that run and all the snow sculptures that are carved lovingly during it’s annual February run.
So once again here’s a sneak peek at some of the work going on around town to get St. Boniface in a Hé Ho frame of mind. Some of these pictures are continuations of works that had begun last week in my “A day in the life” photo journal and from “60 years on a hard throne“.
The Royal Canadian Mint
- Here at the mint work has been completed on the Winnipeg Jets Logo Coin.
- Here’s the flip side of the coin. A bison standing in relief. Sadly facing due south so a great deal of the definition has been removed by our unseasonable temperatures.
- Some goofball standing in my shot.
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Posted in Why Winnipeg Rocks!, Winnipeg and Hometown Goings On, Winnipeg Events
Tagged Battle of Vimy Ridge, Canada, Festival Du Voyageur, Golden Boy, Ice Sculpture, International Snow Sculpting Symposium, Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, Legislature, Manitoba, Queen, Royal Canadian Mint, Sculpture, Snow Sculpture, St Boniface, Vimy Ridge, Winnipeg
Wow I can’t believe this is my 200th post here on WordPress. It honestly seems like yesterday when Dar and I jetted off to New York City and through the encouragement of some people on another blog I started my own journey through life on the blogosphere.
It’s hardly been a smooth journey, I’ve lost my father, been kicked out and accepted back home. We’ve been to countless restaurants and concerts, not to mention Blue Bomber football games and the awesome return of the Winnipeg Jets.
I’ve been kicking around a lot of ideas for today’s post. I thought about doing many grand things, like telling you about the Winnipeg origins of the worlds most famous spy. Or perhaps taking you on that grand tour of the Manitoba Legislature that I have been promising since almost the first sentence of my blog in late November of 2009.
Then I got to thinking about what this blog is all about, Winnipeg, sure I write it and Dar and I get bit parts in my posts but honestly the city and it’s people are the stars.
So that’s what I’m going to focus on today, number 200 will take you on a tour of Winnipeg with pictures on a frosty winters day in February.
I hope you enjoy.
- The sun is just climbing into the early morning sky as we begin our journey at the Winnipeg Mint. Here’s a snow sculpture of the Winnipeg Jets logo.
- Three days of above seasonal temperatures and fog has covered everything in a beautiful layer of hoar frost.
- Even the flags are silent in the cold winter’s morning
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Tagged Festival Du Voyageur, Hoar Frost, Kings Park, Mahatma Gandhi, Manitoba, Manitoba Legislature, Snow Sculpture, St Boniface, The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, The Forks Market, The Golden Boy, The Royal Canadian Mint, Vimy Ridge, Winnipeg, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Winnipeg Jets, Winter Scenes, Wordpress