St. Vital Road.
Here’s a shot of the Research Centre at St. Boniface Hospital, in front of one of my most hated strip malls in the city. Could there be a worse “welcome to to St. Boniface” than this shitty, dated strip mall (which is at Marion right where it splits from St. Mary’s)? Think about how much cooler this stretch of Marion would be—not to mention better connected with Downtown—if the businesses in this strip mall were built up to the curb. This would likely be a go-to neighborhood, and better complement the french-quarter vibe that St. Boniface has been pining for for years.
Some Main Street shots from the Luxton area (and one from St. John’s). From the top: Video Cellar, Love Nest, Super Sudzer’s, the freshly-repainted Guess Who mural, Royal Canadian Legion, and a couple of generic, empty-looking buildings on the east side of Main.
An early morning at Dufferin and Arlington (at the foot of the Arlington Bridge).
Some sunrise views from the Arlington Bridge.
Okay, until I finally visit the CMHR for the first time (which will hopefully be soon), I am officially banning myself from taking photos of both the museum and Esplanade Riel.
The Witch’s Hut in Kildonan Park (built 1970), built to resemble the witch’s house in the Hansel and Gretel fairy tale.
Underneath Chief Peguis Trail, immediately north of Kildonan Park.
Some sunset shots from back in mid-September. It had been a while since I’d been out shooting at night—not much time these days after the birth of my baby girl in July—but this was one of those nights I knew I had to get out and shoot. I think I actually missed the real color show by around five minutes, but I still managed to get some nice results.
On a side note, I’m going to try to resist this spot for a while, as it is now officially the most clichéd photo spot in the city. It’s understandable, of course; the bridge, the museum, the skyline, the river, the sunset. Pretty spectacular.
King Edward Street.
I’ve always liked this block at Notre Dame and Ellen in West Alexander. A little worn down perhaps, but it’s a good stretch of well-used buildings. From the top: Notre Dame Plaza, 296 Notre Dame, and 392 Note Dame.
A lovely morning on King Street, from back in early September.
Some crisp early morning light in Downtown Winnipeg. First, the Patterson GlobalFoods Institute (William Avenue), followed by The Bathgate Block (Princes Street).