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.
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.
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).
A few shots from the northern tip of the Luxton area. From the top: A beer run courtesy of the Green Brier Inn (Main Street); a couple of shots of the old Hyland Theatre (Main Street), and finally, the eclectic Ashton Gallery. Check out this vintage shot of the Hyland.
A view from the far-off skyline from an apartment building on Dakota in St. Vital.
Parcel 4, The Forks. I don’t usually title photos, but these ones I’ve called Pluck A Duck and Monster Bag of Cotton Candy.
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.
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).
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.
Some shots from the east Exchange District. From the top: the Great West Saddlery Building (Market Avenue, built 1910); looking south down Rorie from Market; “For Sale”, a new condo development at Bertha and James; and the Marshall Wells Building (Market Avenue, built 1906).