HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForumSkyscraper Posters
Welcome to the SkyscraperPage Forum

Since 1999, the SkyscraperPage Forum has been one of the most active skyscraper enthusiast communities on the web. The global membership discusses development news and construction activity on projects from around the world, alongside discussions on urban design, architecture, transportation and many other topics. Welcome!

You are currently browsing as a guest. Register with the SkyscraperPage Forum and join this growing community of skyscraper enthusiasts. Registering has benefits such as fewer ads, the ability to post messages, private messaging and more.

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Photography Forums > My City Photos


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Posted Jan 29, 2012, 12:54 AM
Lenin's Avatar
Lenin Lenin is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Posts: 337
WINNIPEG: Testing the new camera

Greetings, Y'all.

I recently got a new camera, and thought I would take it out around the downtown area to check out how the zoom works. I'm sure I didn't do the technology justice with my novice skills, but it was exciting for me to get out there anyways. Here's my tiny tour; hope you enjoy.


Let's start off with a shitty one:

St. Boniface, our French Quarter:

Red River:

Red River Redux:

Looking NorthWestish:

Towards Main Street:



Skating II:


Downtown lookin' West:

"Golly, Dave, that IS erect," she agreed:

Ye Olde Building:

Winnipeg's really coming into its own. Not unlike my priest:

The ol' Red River:

You can't have too many of these shots. Well, maybe you can. But I can't:

Photography, while sexually stimulating, can also be very cold:

Towards Portage and Main:

The Manitoba Hydro Building and her solar chimney:

Union Station in the foreground:

The southern lil' bit of Downtown:

Yeah, yeah.... There's a lot of these pictures. But I stomped around with a sore back in the cold to snag some panoramas. Armed only with a camera, a blunt, and a wealth of self pity, this is what I reaped along my journey:

What's left of the St. Boniface cathedral after Hurricane Mulroney:

Front'n'Centre is our delightful Hotel Fort Garry:

If I were rich and eccentric I would remove the lamp post simply to take this shot:

St. Boniface Hospital, the area's second largest:

Old St. Boniface:

French Quarter Panorama:

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, otherwise known as the Expensive Building:


Obligatory shot from the Forks:

If you would like to learn more about possums, go to nationalgeographic.com:

Main Street and St. Mary's Avenue, or Main & St. Mary's, as the locals know it:

Portage Avenue:

Not Portage Avenue:

This concludes our splendid tour:

Thanks ever so much for browsing this lil' set.

I'm off like a prom dress.
Reply With Quote
Old Posted Feb 5, 2012, 8:06 AM
Jeff's Avatar
Jeff Jeff is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Winnipeg|MB
Posts: 1,064
great shots! love that river trail..
Reply With Quote
Old Posted Feb 5, 2012, 2:01 PM
flar's Avatar
flar flar is offline
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ottawa-Gatineau
Posts: 10,527
Amusing as always
Coming someday: new stuff from Rochester, NY; Hamilton; Toronto; Goderich, ON; Wheatley, ON; and Cobourg, ON.

Reply With Quote
Old Posted Feb 5, 2012, 6:06 PM
Lenin's Avatar
Lenin Lenin is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Posts: 337
Thanks for the feedback, guys!

On a side note, I have enjoyed threads by both of you before; dig your work!
Reply With Quote
Old Posted Feb 19, 2012, 10:54 PM
Lenin's Avatar
Lenin Lenin is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Posts: 337
More stompin' around....

It's the middle of winter, there's barely any snow, and the temperature is sittin' somewhere around 0 degrees C. Stellar conditions for hack photography in the world's 784th best city!

Uninspired squares:

The building on the right is a former 3 star-ish hotel now revamped into overpriced apartments:

Wet'n'Dirty, not unlike a couple gals I met around the corner:

A pal from back home (used to working in the Calgary area) had a 6 month contract doing engineering work in Winnipeg. He was put up in one of the towers in the background during a particularly violent summer, and the first night in town witnessed a hammer attack, to be followed a couple nights later with people running down the street with machetes. He was moved to the suburbs shortly thereafter:

Winnipeg is like a brilliant physicist hooked on glue; loads of potential just waiting for that divine slap in the face to wake up and turn everything around:

You're sure you wouldn't rather try the Best Western, Honey?

The Manitoba Telecom Company, our local contribution to the Shaw/Telus/Rogers gangbang:

Sneakin' around the roof of our sad underground mall:

When approached by security and asked what you're "doing up there," don't reply "scuba diving." It confuses them:


I'm assuming Andy6 is the twin on the left:

A touch of art deco for y'all:

Window Dressing:

Winnipeg in February. Note the lack of our usual igloos and festive transgendered mimes:

Patriotism - bolstering the flag industry since 1867:

These two lil' fellas belong in Saint John or something, but I'm glad they wound up here:

Main offices of the Manitoba Guild of Leprechaun Trappers:

The heart - or to be more accurate, spleen - of the city:

They don't make 'em like they used to:

The Avenue Building, soon to be new Apartments. I was kinda hoping for varied bright colours on the balconies to give the structure some life, but the reflective metal is sorta cool too, I guess:

The Paris Building, blown up to show a bit o' detail:

Fuckin' rights:

A touch of Turin or something:

Portage Avenue, named World's Best Avenue to be Named After a Portage:

Far out:

Winnipeg Art Gallery, I believe the nation's 5th largest collection:

I have yet to meet a racist zebra:

Thus concludes our tour. Thanks for lookin' around my area during the filthiest time of year!

Last edited by 1ajs; Feb 19, 2012 at 11:08 PM. Reason: avenue building is not condos its apartments
Reply With Quote
Old Posted Feb 20, 2012, 2:01 AM
xzmattzx's Avatar
xzmattzx xzmattzx is offline
Registered User
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Wilmington, DE
Posts: 4,035
Insg pictures. What's the story behind the cathedral?
Reply With Quote
Old Posted Feb 20, 2012, 2:09 AM
Lenin's Avatar
Lenin Lenin is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Posts: 337
In 1968 it was mostly destroyed by a fire; I have heard that arson was the cause. In 1972 the facade was kept intact, and a modern church / information centre was built within the former walls. Here's the wikipedia link to it:

Reply With Quote
Old Posted Feb 20, 2012, 3:18 AM
Dr Awesomesauce's Avatar
Dr Awesomesauce Dr Awesomesauce is online now
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 3,091
That museum is a human rights violation. Yuck!

Always great to see Winnipeg. Thanks.
Reply With Quote
Old Posted Feb 20, 2012, 9:38 PM
Coldrsx's Avatar
Coldrsx Coldrsx is online now
Community Guy
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 39,732
Winnipeg really reminds me of a scandinavian or northwestern Russian city. Keep rocking it peg.
"The destructive effects of automobiles are much less a cause than a symptom of our incompetence at city building" - Jane Jacobs 1961ish

Wake me up when I can see skyscrapers
Reply With Quote

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Photography Forums > My City Photos
Forum Jump

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 2:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.