Rest in peace, Palomino Club. I will miss your sign.
Here’s a look at a collection of fine parking structures in Downtown Winnipeg, where one must never be more than 20 paces away from a place to park. Added bonus: The empty lot in the bottom photot, the former location of the Carlton Inn. Despite the lofty ambition of the recently confirmed True North Square, it would not surprise me one bit if this spot ended up being—you guessed it—another Downtown parkade.
Here’s a look back at some of my favorite shots of 0155. I hesitate to call this a best of 2015 post, because if I were to choose tomorrow, or the day after that, the list would likely be slightly different. So let’s just say that these are the Winnipeg shots that best illustrate what I was trying to accomplish with my photos in 2015.
Note: Some of these shots haven’t even been posted to Winnipeg Love Hate yet (I’m at least a couple of months behind in my posts).
Here are some shots taken from, or at the foot of, the Maryland Bridge.
Here’s a new look at Central Park—one of the most colorful, dynamic and photogenic neighborhoods in the city. Many impressive structures in this area, highlighted by the Breadalbane Block (aka, Ambassador Apartments), the almost equally impressive 344 Cumberland, and the recently contentious Centre Village.
An oddball Manitoba Hydro substation in Inkster Industrial Park.
From the For Sale sign, it appears this place is no longer in business, which means I may never find out exactly what a pazsteak is.
The East Exchange District is one of my favorite neighborhoods in the city. It’s loaded with some of Winnipeg’s most iconic buildings, including the Nutty Club buildings and the Ashdown Warehouse. Lombard, McDermot, and Bannatyne Avenues are some of Winnipeg’s most dynamic and colorful streets. But yet, there’s something not quite right about the area. A look at a satellite image reveals the problem—it’s dominated by surface parking lots. People need to park their cars, but it’s a generally accepted fact that Downtowns with such an unhealthy proportion of parking lots to buildings are not places that people want to be.
I set out one afternoon, camera in hand, to try to capture the relationship between the buildings of the East Exchange and the lots that surround them.
A quick look at La Tour Eiffel and its surroundings on Goulet Street, in Central St. Boniface.
A few shots from the North End (specifically, the Lord Selkirk Park neighborhood), centered around Selkirk Avenue. For a bit of context, these were taken back in September—that’s how far behind I am in my posts right now.
A couple of shots (taken from out the sunroof of my car, I believe) at Vaughan and St. Mary.