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Old Posted Jan 29, 2012, 12:54 AM
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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.

Word.

Let's start off with a shitty one:

St. Boniface, our French Quarter:

Red River:

Red River Redux:

Looking NorthWestish:

Towards Main Street:

Yep:

Skating:

Skating II:

Panorama:

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:

Wacky:

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.
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Old Posted Feb 5, 2012, 8:06 AM
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great shots! love that river trail..
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Old Posted Feb 5, 2012, 2:01 PM
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Amusing as always
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Old Posted Feb 5, 2012, 6:06 PM
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Thanks for the feedback, guys!

On a side note, I have enjoyed threads by both of you before; dig your work!
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Old Posted Feb 19, 2012, 10:54 PM
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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:

Yep:

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
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Insg pictures. What's the story behind the cathedral?
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Old Posted Feb 20, 2012, 2:09 AM
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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:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Boniface_Cathedral
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Old Posted Feb 20, 2012, 3:18 AM
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That museum is a human rights violation. Yuck!

Always great to see Winnipeg. Thanks.
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Winnipeg really reminds me of a scandinavian or northwestern Russian city. Keep rocking it peg.
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