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Kapyong Barracks (Grant Avenue)

Kapyong Barracks (Grant Avenue)

Kapyong Barracks (Kenaston Bvd.)

Kapyong Barracks (Kenaston Bvd.)

Kapyong Barracks (Kenaston Bvd.)

Kapyong Barracks (Kenaston Bvd.)

Kapyong Barracks (Kenaston Bvd.)

Kapyong Barracks (Kenaston Bvd.)

Kapyong Barracks (Kenaston Bvd.)

Kapyong Barracks (Kenaston Bvd.)

Kapyong Barracks (Kenaston Bvd.)

Kapyong Barracks (Kenaston Bvd.)

Kapyong Barracks (Kenaston Bvd.)

Kapyong Barracks (Kenaston Bvd.)

Kapyong Barracks (Kenaston Bvd.)

Kapyong Barracks (Kenaston Bvd.)

Kapyong Barracks (Kenaston Bvd.)

Kapyong Barracks (Kenaston Bvd.)

Kapyong Barracks (Kenaston Bvd.)

Kapyong Barracks (Kenaston Bvd.)

Kapyong Barracks (Kenaston Bvd.)

Kapyong Barracks (Kenaston Bvd.)

Kapyong Barracks (Kenaston Bvd.)

Kapyong Barracks (Kenaston Bvd.)

Kapyong Barracks (Kenaston Bvd.)

Kapyong Barracks (Kenaston Bvd.)

Kapyong Barracks (Kenaston Bvd.)

Kapyong Barracks (Kenaston Bvd.)

Kapyong Barracks (Kenaston Bvd.)

Kapyong Barracks (Kenaston Bvd.)

Kapyong Barracks (Kenaston Bvd.)

Kapyong Barracks (Kenaston Bvd.)

Kapyong Barracks, the most covetedand contentious—land in all of Winnipeg. Will the saga ever end? Perhaps, but I have my doubts that it will be any time soon.

Parkade (Hargrave Street)

Parkade (Hargrave Street)

Parkade (York Avenuee)

Parkade (York Avenuee)

Parkade (Edmonton Street)

Parkade (Edmonton Street)

Empty Lot on Hargravee

Empty Lot on Hargrave

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).

  • Chris Gumprich

    I am ridiculously proud of how many of these where I said “hey, I know where that is!”

    Beautiful shots of a sometimes brutally ugly city.ReplyCancel

Quest Inn (Ellice Avenue)

Quest Inn (Ellice Avenue)

461 Kennedy

461 Kennedy

Centre Village (Balmoral Street)

Centre Village (Balmoral Street)

Breadalbane Building (Hargrave and Cumberland)

Breadalbane Block (Hargrave and Cumberland)

344 Cumberland

344 Cumberland

Odeon Theatre (Smith Street)

Odeon Theatre (Smith Street)

Princess and Donald

Princess and Donald

Princess Street

Princess Street

Ellice and Hargrave

Ellice and Hargrave

Parkade at Ellice and Hargrave

Parkade at Ellice and Hargrave

Parkade at Ellice and Hargrave

Parkade at Ellice and Hargrave

Ken

Ken’s Restaurant (Ellice Avenue)

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.

Parking Lot (East Exchange District)

Parking Lot (East Exchange District)

Parking Lot (East Exchange District)

Parking Lot (East Exchange District)

Parking Lot (East Exchange District)

Parking Lot (East Exchange District)

CMHR (Waterfront Drive)

CMHR (Waterfront Drive)

Parking Lot (East Exchange District)

Parking Lot (East Exchange District)

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.

Self (Aikins Street)

Self (Aikins Street)

M&S Meats (Main Street)

M&S Meats (Main Street)

Iron & Metal (Charles Street)

Iron & Metal (Charles Street)

Aikins Avenue

Aikins Avenue

Robinson and Jarvis

Robinson and Jarvis

Palace Theatre (Selkirk Avenue)

Palace Theatre (Selkirk Avenue)

Palace Theatre (Selkirk Avenue)

Palace Theatre (Selkirk Avenue)

Palace Theatre (Selkirk Avenue)

Palace Theatre (Selkirk Avenue)

Medical Clinic (Main Street)

Medical Clinic (Main Street)

Eddy

Eddy’s Place (Selkirk Avenue)

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.

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