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.
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.
A few shots from the St. Boniface Industrial area.
A few photos from the South Portage section of Downtown.
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….
A few photos from a lovely morning in the North End—where Coca Cola eschews its iconic red in favor of baby blue.
A few from Arlington Street in the William Whyte area.
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.
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.
A few shots from Jarvis Avenue. The first few are near Winnipeg Cold Storage (Jarvis at Salter), and the last one is down the road a bit, under the Arlington Bridge. From this angle, the iconic structure seems completely unrecognizable to me.
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).