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

Masthead header

Vulcan Iron Works (Maple St. North and Sutherland, built 1874).

Vulcan Iron Works (Maple St. North and Sutherland, built 1874).

Vulcan Iron Works (Maple St. North and Sutherland, built 1874).

Vulcan Iron Works (Maple St. North and Sutherland, built 1874).

Vulcan Iron Works (Maple St. North and Sutherland, built 1874).

Vulcan Iron Works (Maple St. North and Sutherland, built 1874).

Vulcan Iron Works (Maple St. North and Sutherland, built 1874).

Vulcan Iron Works (Maple St. North and Sutherland, built 1874).

Vulcan Iron Works (Maple St. North and Sutherland, built 1874).

Vulcan Iron Works (Maple St. North and Sutherland, built 1874).

Vulcan Iron Works (Maple St. North and Sutherland, built 1874).

Vulcan Iron Works (Maple St. North and Sutherland, built 1874).

This place oozes history, and after shooting it many times over the years, it remains one of my favorite places to shoot in the city.

RCB Parking (Desautels Street)

RCB Parking (Desautels Street)

RCB Parking (Desautels Street)

RCB Parking (Desautels Street)

Cabana Place

Unknown building (Cabana Place)

After all these years, it never fails to amaze me when I stumble upon new (to me) and interesting (again, to me) places. I must have driven past these streets in Central St. Boniface (between Des Meurons and the Seine River), but I’d never thought to drive down them until now. I’m not saying I found the Taj Mahal or anything, but I love character commercial buildings like these ones, especially when they’re relatively hidden in  neighborhoods that are predominantly residential. Discoveries like this remind me just how huge Winnipeg is.

  • I stumbled upon that last one while biking in the middle of winter a few years ago. The chimney looks like a face. There are always interesting things out there that we don’t know about.ReplyCancel

Archibald Storage (Archibald Street)

Archibald Storage (Archibald Street)

Sturgeon Tire (Archibald and Marion)

Sturgeon Tire (Archibald and Marion)

Messier Street

Messier Street

Magnet Industries (Messier Street)

Magnet Industries (Messier Street)

Magnet Industries (Messier Street)

Magnet Industries (Messier Street)

Magnet Industries (Messier Street)

Magnet Industries (Messier Street)

563 Messier Street

563 Messier Street

563 Messier Street

563 Messier Street

A few shots from the St. Boniface Industrial area.

  • So interesting that this should be your subject today. Just spent the morning doing research on this very topic.ReplyCancel

  • Also, good shots. Nice to see the up-close and personal.ReplyCancel

Remand Centre (Vaughan Street)

Remand Centre (Vaughan Street)

Bay Parkade (Vaughan and St. Mary)

Bay Parkade (Vaughan and St. Mary)

Archives of Manitoba (Vaughan Street)

Archives of Manitoba (Vaughan Street)

Hakin Optical (Kennedy Street)

Hakin Optical (Kennedy Street)

Kennedy Street

Kennedy Street

The Bay (as seen from Kennedy Street)

The Bay (as seen from Kennedy Street)

Kennedy Street

Kennedy Street

Pony Corral (Kennedy Street)

Pony Corral (Kennedy Street)

Winnipeg Clinic (Kennedy Street)

Winnipeg Clinic (Kennedy Street)

Movies, Music and More (Graham Avenue)

Movies, Music and More (Graham Avenue)

Vaughan Street

Vaughan Street

A few photos from the South Portage section of Downtown.

Auto Magnifico (Portage Avenue)

Auto Magnifico (Portage Avenue st Burnell)

Burnell Street

Burnell Street

Burnell Street

Burnell Street

Thistle Curling Club (Burnell Street)

Thistle Curling Club (Burnell Street)

Thistle Curling Club (Burnell Street)

Thistle Curling Club (Burnell Street)

Burnell Street

Burnell Street

Burnell Street

Burnell Street

Burnell and St. Paul

Former Greyhound lot (with Burnell and St. Paul in the distance)

Behind Portage at Burnell

Behind Portage at Burnell

A look at the stretch of Burnell Street between Portage and St. Paul. Despite looking like the set of an old western film, it’s an interesting stretch with loads of potential….

Donut House (Selkirk Avenue)

Donut House (Selkirk Avenue)

Selkirk Avenue Pioneers (Selkirk and Salter)

Selkirk Avenue Pioneers (Selkirk and Salter)

Corner Store (Andrews Street)

Corner Store (Andrews Street)

Cliub Esplanol De Winnipeg (Selkirk Avenue)

Cliub Esplanol De Winnipeg (Selkirk Avenue)

White Building (Selkirk Avenue)

White Building (Selkirk Avenue)

Andrews Street Family Centre (Andews Street)

Andrews Street Family Centre (Andews Street)

K and D Food Store (Selkirk Avenue)

K and D Food Store (Selkirk Avenue)

Celestial Church of Christ(as seen from Selkirk Avenue)

Celestial Church of Christ(as seen from Selkirk Avenue)

A few photos from a lovely morning in the North End—where Coca Cola eschews its iconic red in favor of baby blue.

The following prints have been added to my print-on-demand store. Don’t forget that most of them can be made available as signed archival fine-art prints (email me for details) as well.

Canadian Museum for Human Rights (as seen from York)

Canadian Museum for Human Rights (as seen from York)

Canadian Museum for Human Rights (as seen from St. Mary)

Canadian Museum for Human Rights (as seen from the parking lot behind VJ’s on Main)

Canadian Museum for Human Rights (as seen from St. Mary)

Canadian Museum for Human Rights (as seen from St. Mary)

Canadian Museum for Human Rights (as seen from York)

Canadian Museum for Human Rights (as seen from York)

Canadian Museum for Human Rights (as seen from York)

Canadian Museum for Human Rights (as seen from York)

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is a true object d’art—in terms of architecture, likely the best example in the city. However, the building is rarely photographed as a building within the context of the city. Typical photos of the building place it as a stand-alone object with little-to-no environmental context or as the oddly disproportionate foreground of Winnipeg’s skyline.

In these photos I’ve attempted to place the building within the context of the browns and beiges of Downtown’s South Portage neighborhood. When viewed from these angles, the enormous scale of the building is magnified, as is the outlandish (in a good way) design. It’s truly a building like no other in Winnipeg.

  • Matthew

    Great concept Bryan! Looms even larger over such mundane scenery. Thanks for the photos.ReplyCancel

Fort Street

Fort Street

Gio

Gio’s (York and Smith)

Donald and Yotk

Donald and York

Pyramid Cabaret

Pyramid Cabaret (Fort Street)

Pyramid Cabaret

Pyramid Cabaret (Fort Street)

Private Parking

Private Parking (Behind the Winnipeg Hotel on Main Street)

Main Street

Main Street

Main & St. Mary

Main & St. Mary

Main Street

Times Change High & Lonesome Club (Main Street)

Smith Street

Smith Street

VJ

VJ’s Drive Inn (Main Street)

Winnipeg Square

Winnipeg Square (Fort and Graham)

Behind Main Street (off St. Mary)

Behind Main Street (off St. Mary)

Metropolitan Theatre

Metropolitan Theatre (Donald Street)

A [long] look at the South Portage portion of Downtown. You may notice captions under the images—I’m experimenting with a slightly new format. It’s a work in progress, so please bare with me.

no-frillsluxton-canopyvw-camper7-elevenalbany-keystonebennybobo-maincasa-romanagmc-camper

A few shots from the Luxton (east of Main) and St. John’s (west of Main) areas on a beautiful night back in April. From the top: No Frills (Main Street); the Luxton Avenue canopy; a VW Camper on Main Street; 7-Eleven (Main Street); Albany Keystone (Main Street); Benny’s Custom Formal Wear (Main Street); Bobo (Main Street); Casa Romana (Main Street); and a GMC Camper (Atlantic Avenue).