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360 Main Recladding (view from lane at Main and St. Mary).

Federal Building (Main Street).

Albert Hotel (Albert Street)/Deliveries (Albert Street).

Drake (Portage and Notre Dame).

Oxford Hotel (Notre Dame Avenue).

McKim Building (Main Street)/Rorie and McDermot.

Albert and Notre Dame.

A noon-hour Downtown photo walk. Highlights include the 360 Main Street re-cladding, which is coming along quite nicely, and the great new signage at the McKim Building (formerly the Crocus Building, and the Ashdown Hardware Store before that).

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Crocus Building (Main Street).

Crocus Building (Main Street).

Administration Building (Main Street).

Administration Building (Main Street).

Lombard Avenue.

Lombard Avenue.

Lombard Avenue.

Lombard Avenue.

Rorie Street.

Rorie Street.

Husqvarna University Man (Rorie Street).

Husqvarna University Man (Rorie Street).

Hotel McLaren (Main Street).

Hotel McLaren (Main Street).

Hotel McLaren (Main Street).

Hotel McLaren (Main Street).

Maw's Garage (King Street).

Maw’s Garage (King Street).

Chosabi/Bronuts (King Street).

Chosabi/Bronuts (King Street).

King and Bannatyne.

King and Bannatyne.

Del's Electric (Princess Avenue).

Del’s Electric (Princess Avenue).

44 Princess Avenue.

44 Princess Avenue.

McDermot and Arthur.

McDermot and Arthur.

Cake-ologoy (Arthur Street).

Cake-ologoy (Arthur Street).

Cake-ologoy (Arthur Street).

Cake-ologoy (Arthur Street).

Nutty Club Truck (Westbrook Street).

Nutty Club Truck (Westbrook Street).

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The Manitoba Clothing Co. (Main Street).

The Manitoba Clothing Co. (Main Street).

Helping Hand (Main Street).

Helping Hand (Main Street).

Substation Mural (Main Street).

Substation Mural (Main Street).

Mario's House of Beauty (Main Street).

Mario’s House of Beauty (Main Street).

Mario's House of Beauty (Main Street).

Mario’s House of Beauty (Main Street).

A walk down Main from Inkster to Kingsbury (or thereabouts).

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Fort Street.

Fort Street.

Scott Block (Main Street).

Scott Block (Main Street).

Winnipeg Hotel (Main Street).

Winnipeg Hotel (Main Street).

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Via Rail (Main Street).

Via Rail (Main Street).

CMHR (As seen from Main Street).

CMHR (As seen from Main Street).

Over The Assiniboine River.

Over The Assiniboine River.

Lily Street.

Lily Street.

Manitoba Museum (Rupert Street).

Manitoba Museum (Rupert Street).

Entegra (Lily Street).

Entegra (Lily Street).

Automotive Connection (Lily Street).

Automotive Connection (Lily Street).

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Nutty Club (Westbrook Street).

Nutty Club (Westbrook Street).

Blacklist (Albert Street).

Blacklist (Albert Street).

Mariaggi (Hotel).

Mariaggi (Hotel).

Ellice near Hargrave.

Ellice near Hargrave.

Ellice near Hargrave.

Ellice near Hargrave.

Ellice near Donald.

Ellice near Donald.

Former Albert Street Business Block Location.

Former Albert Street Business Block Location.

Former Albert Street Business Block Location.

Former Albert Street Business Block Location.

Behind the Albert (Albert Street).

Behind the Albert (Albert Street).

Main and McDermot.

Main and McDermot.

Alt Hotel (as seen Smith Street).

Alt Hotel (as seen Smith Street).

Alt Hotel (Portage Avenue).

Alt Hotel (Portage Avenue).

Victor Fox Food Limited (James Avenue).

Victor Fox Food Limited (James Avenue).

Pole Faces (Rorie Street).

Pole Faces (Rorie Street).

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Behind Selkirk (at Main Street).

Behind Selkirk (at Main Street).

Convenience Centre (Main Street).

Convenience Centre (Main Street).

Any Glove (Pritchard Avenue).

Any Glove (Pritchard Avenue).

Siloam Mission (Princess Street).

Siloam Mission (Princess Street).

Another Reason to Rush Home (Pioneer Avenue).

Another Reason to Rush Home (Pioneer Avenue).

A few photos  from a sunny Monday morning back in May.

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Bannerman and Emslie.

Bannerman and Emslie.

Mass Muscle Gear (Main Street).

Mass Muscle Gear (Main Street).

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Portage Avenue East.

Portage Avenue East.

Mill Street.

Mill Street.

Mill Street.

Mill Street.

National Bank Financial (Lombard Avenue).

National Bank Financial (Lombard Avenue).

365 Main Street (Portage and Main).

365 Main Street (Portage and Main).

Westbrook Street.

Westbrook Street.

L. Galpern Candy Co. (Bannatyne Avenue).

L. Galpern Candy Co. (Bannatyne Avenue).

Pioneer Avenue.

Pioneer Avenue.

CMHR (Waterfront Drive).

CMHR (Waterfront Drive).

Behind Main Street.

Behind Main Street.

Near Pioneer Avenue.

Near Pioneer Avenue.

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Beattie Auto Electric/Pyramid Cabaret (Fort Street).

Beattie Auto Electric/Pyramid Cabaret (Fort Street).

Beattie Auto Electric/Pyramid Cabaret (Fort Street).

Beattie Auto Electric/Pyramid Cabaret (Fort Street).

Beattie Auto Electric/Pyramid Cabaret (Fort Street).

Beattie Auto Electric/Pyramid Cabaret (Fort Street).

Winnipeg Hotel (Main Street).

Winnipeg Hotel (Main Street).

Pioneer Avenue.

Pioneer Avenue.

Behind Fort Street.

Behind Fort Street.

Windsor Hotel (Fort Street).

Windsor Hotel (Fort Street).

No Parking (Main Street).

No Parking (Main Street).

Behind Fort Street).

Behind Fort Street).

Cibo (Waterfront Drive).

Cibo (Waterfront Drive).

Waterfront Drive.

Waterfront Drive.

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S&M Reno & Rays (Main Street).

S&M Reno & Rays (Main Street).

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Bank of Montreal (Portage and Main).

Bank of Montreal (Portage and Main).

Canada Building (Donald Street).

Canada Building (Donald Street).

Notre Dame and Arthur.

Notre Dame and Arthur.

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Portage and Main (northeast corner).

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Portage and Main (southeast corner).

Nutty Club (Portage Avenue East)/Argyle Building (Garry Street).

Nutty Club (Portage Avenue East)/Argyle Building (Garry Street).

Notre Dame and Princess.

Notre Dame and Princess.

Gravel lot (Notre Dame Avenue).

Gravel lot (Notre Dame Avenue).

Notre Dame Avenue.

Notre Dame Avenue.

Towne Cinem (Notre Dame Avenue).

Towne Cinema (Notre Dame Avenue).

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Main and Graham.

Main and Graham.

Main and Graham.

Main and Graham.

Main and Graham.

Main and Graham.

Main and Graham.

Main and Graham.

Main and Graham.

Main and Graham.

Main and Graham.

Main and Graham.

The leveling of the southwest corner of Portage and Main (almost entire block really, from Portage to Graham) in the late 1970s is one of the great tragedies in Winnipeg’s history. It’s hard to blame the city for allowing it though; the promise of not one but two sexy new skyscrapers was hard to resist. What better way of fast-tracking Winnipeg into the 21st century?

When only one of the proposed towers materialized, Main Street was left scarred, and as today’s photos demonstrate,  Main and Graham became a decades-long dead zone.

There is good news though, as it looks like this wrong will soon be righted. A new proposal for the corner looks promising and may finally bring life back to the once great corner.

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Fireworks/Essemtials (Main Street).

Fireworks/Essemtials (Main Street).

Used Cars (Main Street).

Used Cars (Main Street).

I rarely talk about equipment on this site but due to the relative shortness of today’s post, it seems as good a time as ever.

I’ve been shooting with a new camera body as of late—a Sony A7ii. Without boring you with details, it’s a full-frame mirrorless system, giving it several advantages over my previous camera body (a Pentax K3). My favorite feature—the one that made me bite the bullet and pick one up—is that practically any lens, from any era and any manufacturer, can be easily adapted to fit the camera. All of a sudden I’ve got a world of lenses at my disposal.

Despite their excellent optics, vintage lenses for older film cameras can be had for cheap. Today’s photos, for instance, were taken with a Vivitar 135mm f2.8 lens—a lens I picked up for around $30, and whose modern-day equivalent would have cost at least $500. Although not as crisp as modern-day lenses, the character and charm of these vintage lenses has completely won me over.

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Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral (Main Street).

Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral (Main Street).

The Earth Shop/Redwood Apartments (Main Street).

The Earth Shop/Redwood Apartments (Main Street).

Helping Hand (Main Street).

Helping Hand (Main Street).

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