Winnipeg Love Hate » Daily photos from Winnipeg, the most beautiful, most repulsive city in the world through the photography of Bryan Scott.

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A look at the Marion Hotel, along with the accompanying vendor. Check out the awesome spelling of hear as in Get beer hear in the last photo. By the way, if you haven’t tried out the new restaurant in the hotel, The Marion Street Eatery, it’s definitely worth checking out. A really great little brunch spot.

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A couple of interesting structures in St. Boniface. First, Springs Christian Academy (Formerly King George V School, Youville Street, built 1915). Next, Holy Family Church (Archibald Street, built 1965), one of Etienne Gaboury’s less impressive Winnipeg buildings. In Gaboury’s defense, it looks like some unfortunate changes have been made to the building at some point over the last few years.

  • Imposing-looking structure magnified by the angles you took for the school pics. Nice.

    Yeah, even the original Holy Family design kind of looks like it was made out of cardboard boxes on a lazy summer day…ReplyCancel

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A few from Main Street. Of special note here—Vapes on Main, “Manitoba’s first medical marijuana vapor lounge.” Since these photos were taken, the Vapes building has been painted, and it looks like a million bucks. There’s also a new deli beside Vapes—Aleco’s Deli and Catering. It’s great to see private investment taking place on this stretch of Main Street.

Also pictured here: Bobo Chinese Restaurant (a few doors from Vapes), and quite a bit further south, the Occidental/Red Road Lodge (built 1890).

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Some shots centered around the contentious Parcel 4 at The Forks. I was very happy to see the recent development plan for the site (as well as the neighboring lot). It’s urban yet green, and provides a crucial link between The Forks and the rest of Downtown. Pictured above: The yearly fair at The Forks (which will be displaced by this new development, not that I’m complaining); looking west down Mahatma Gandhi Way (who knew?); and of course, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, which is scheduled to open in September of this year.

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Some views from Alexander Docks. From the top: The under-appreciated north side of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (scheduled to open September 2014); St. Boniface Water Tower (Tache Avenue); and Cibo Restaurant (aka, the former Harbourmaster Building, Waterfront Drive).

  • Georgia

    These shots are really beautiful. First time viewing your site! Glad I found it..ReplyCancel

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More surreal weather. That’s the Imperial Bank of Canada (Main Street, built 1906), and behind it, the Confederation Life Building (built 1912); below, it’s the Leckie Building Building (former home of Ragpickers, McDermot Avenue, built 1900);  finally, Lake of the Woods House (Mayberry Gallery, McDermot Avenue, built 1901) and the Criterion Hotel Building (Paperdoll Clothing, also on McDermot, built 1903).

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Looking south from Main and Bannatyne. I love shooting in wild weather, and this summer has provided some pretty great opportunities.  These ones were taken during a sunny patch on a stormy day back in May.

  • Really like these dramatic weather shots, especially the golden-lit buildings against the dark foreboding clouds. Timing is everything, eh?ReplyCancel

    • Bryan Scott

      Definitely. And with the wet streets? Those are some of my favorite shooting conditions.ReplyCancel

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A few more from the east Exchange District. From the top: J.W. McDonald Auto Service (Bannatyne Avenue); Main and Bannatyne (with the Crocus Building in the background); the Franklin Press Building (Bannatyne Avenue, built 1904); and a couple of shots of the building at  Rorie and Bannatyne (not 100% sure but I think this is the Swiss Building, built 1903).