A quick look at La Tour Eiffel and its surroundings on Goulet Street, in Central St. Boniface.
A lovely evening in St. Boniface and St. Vital. No interesting clouds to be found, but nice light nonetheless.
After all these years, it never fails to amaze me when I stumble upon new (to me) and interesting (again, to me) places. I must have driven past these streets in Central St. Boniface (between Des Meurons and the Seine River), but I’d never thought to drive down them until now. I’m not saying I found the Taj Mahal or anything, but I love character commercial buildings like these ones, especially when they’re relatively hidden in neighborhoods that are predominantly residential. Discoveries like this remind me just how huge Winnipeg is.
A few shots from the St. Boniface Industrial area.
Last archives post for a long, long time. These ones are all from 2011-12. From the top: Thunderbird Restaurant (McPhillips Street); Club St. B. (Dumoulin Street); Portage and Donald (during demolitions in preparation for the new Alt Hotel); Albert Hotel/St. Charles Hotel; a warming hut/thingamajig on the Red River; thrift store (Main Street).
Here are a few shots from the east side of the city—east of the Red River, that is. First, Redi-Mart (Talbot Avenue); 347 Dupuy in Mission Industrial; and Acme Welding (Mission Street).
Here’s a rather old-school looking place on Taché Avenue. They don’t make them like this any more!
Here’s a shot of the Research Centre at St. Boniface Hospital, in front of one of my most hated strip malls in the city. Could there be a worse “welcome to to St. Boniface” than this shitty, dated strip mall (which is at Marion right where it splits from St. Mary’s)? Think about how much cooler this stretch of Marion would be—not to mention better connected with Downtown—if the businesses in this strip mall were built up to the curb. This would likely be a go-to neighborhood, and better complement the french-quarter vibe that St. Boniface has been pining for for years.
Some sunset shots from back in mid-September. It had been a while since I’d been out shooting at night—not much time these days after the birth of my baby girl in July—but this was one of those nights I knew I had to get out and shoot. I think I actually missed the real color show by around five minutes, but I still managed to get some nice results.
On a side note, I’m going to try to resist this spot for a while, as it is now officially the most clichéd photo spot in the city. It’s understandable, of course; the bridge, the museum, the skyline, the river, the sunset. Pretty spectacular.