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,
These were taken following the first big blizzard of the season, back around Christmas time.
A few from Academy Road. From the top: Academy Road Service, Broadway Florists and Fusion Grill.
I’ve always liked this little strip on Academy, featuring Broadway Florists and Hi-Ball Restaurant. Compared to the block next door (the recently re-clad abomination that houses a 7-Eleven, and miscellaneous offices), this structure is gorgeous—it’s practically The Guggenheim. And it’s nice to see a place like this built up to the sidewalk, befitting of a relatively walkable strip like Academy Road.
A couple from Academy Road. The mural on the side of 7th Avenue Fashions and Fusion Grill.
I think I was born around 20 years too late. I really feel like I missed out on something fantastic with these old neighborhood movie theaters.
Come to think of it, I think I might have been born about 70 years too late, because it would have been nice to live in Winnipeg when its collective psyche was a little more positive than it is today (typhoid victims asside, I suppose).