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Year of the Caterpillar

Forest tent caterpillars, River Heights.

Forest tent caterpillars, River Heights.

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,

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Post Blizzard

Sherbrook Street.

Sherbrook Street.

Waverley Street.

Waverley Street.

Waverley Street,

Waverley Street,

Sargent Avenue.

Sargent Avenue.

Sargent Avenue.

Sargent Avenue.

These were taken following the first big blizzard of the season, back around Christmas time.

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Academy Road

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A few from Academy Road. From the top: Academy Road Service, Broadway Florists and Fusion Grill.

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Broadway Florists/Hi-Ball

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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.

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Academy Colour

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A couple from Academy Road. The mural on the side of 7th Avenue Fashions and Fusion Grill.

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Skinny House

Skinny House

Academy Road. As a kid I was always fascinated with this house. Although it’s not nearly as skinny as many of the modern big-city residences featured in magazines like Dwell, I was always taken aback by its unique proportions.
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Academy Lanes

Academy Lanes

Academy Street (built 1931). Old, previously unedited shot.
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Academy Uptown Bowling Lanes

Academy Uptown Bowling Lanes

Academy Road (1931).

Man, I would kill to see what’s left of the old movie theatre behind the interior bowling alley facades.

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).

On the other hand, maybe I should have been born in Pittsburgh.

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Shindico

Shindico
Driving by this building, the light was hitting it just right, so I had to stop and take a few shots.
Pretty slick building. Certainly better than many of their other developments.
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