It was a strange spring in Winnipeg. At one point, early in June, the city was crawling with three separate species of moth caterpillars—forest tent caterpillars (pictured here, outside my front door), cankerworms, and elm spanworms. Messy, but quite spectacular in their own disgusting way,
If you’re a regular visitor to this site, you might have noticed a spike in the number of Nutty Club shots, as well as others shot in the vicinity of Shaw Park. About a year ago, my office moved to the area, so I often find myself strolling the area during the lunch hour. There’s something about those Nutty Club buildings; I find them irresistible.
Old signage revealed after stucco removal.
Until recently, I had not realized how unfriendly the St. Mary’s and Marion intersection is. It’s not reflected in these photos, but the intersection (can it even be called an intersection? I’m not sure.) is terrible—almost Portage and Main terrible. You can cross the street, but it’s a real pain, and you invariably have to walk quite a bit out of your way.
A classic Winnipeg example of car first and everything else last.
Sigh. There was a time in Winnipeg Love Hate’s history when I used to actually look these things up.