Three Years of Love And Hate

Winnipeg Winter Storm
Well, almost. This post comes a few days early, but it’s Friday, and I wanted to make it a good one as we enter to another frigid weekend.

It’s been three years since I spontaneously started this blog, on a similarly frigid day back in February 2008. Lots has happend since then, both with the blog and my personal life as well (marrying the woman of my dreams and buying our first house being among the highlights).

Overall reception of Winnipeg Love Hate has been unbelievably kind and warm, and I am continually amazed at the amount of media attention it has garnered over the years; a recent article in Going Places Magazine was preceded by articles in Uptown Magazine, The Uniter, The Winnipeg Free Press, G. Love Magazine, and too many blogs and websites to name.

Another highlight was the release of the book Winnipeg Love Hate (still available for sale, but only for a limited time). I was extremely pleased with the final product, and having Rise And Sprawl Blog creator Robert Galston agree to write the book’s foreword was truly an honor.

So I want to thank you all for your continued support, feedback and comments over the years. I will continue to do my best to bring you images of our city that (hopefully) show its best and worst sides, and in doing so, in my own little way expand on the enigma that is Winnipeg.

Here’s a link to the 500 “most interesting” images from Winnipeg Love Hate. The list was determined by Flickr.com’s “interestingness” algorithm, which is based on several factors, including hit counts, comments, where the clicks are coming from, who’s commenting and when, and who marks photos as favorites. As activity on the photos continues, the list is constantly changing. It even contains some photos that haven’t been posted on the blog yet.

The winter scene pictured above came out on top of the list. Here are the rest:

The Winnipeg Love Hate Top 500

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