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Old March 14th, 2008, 04:39 PM   #1
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Finaly a sign of spring :D a walk through downtown winnipeg

For those that don't know where winnipeg is here yea go



the path i took starting at higgins and main and ending on Hallet



and so we start at higgins and main the most run down area of downtown north main is seeing a rebirth
looking at the SW corner we see the old dominion bank building geting an addtion
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On the SE corner sits Circle of Life Thunderbird House






The bell hotel closed last summer after the city owned downtown devlopment agency centerventure bought it to redevelop that whole block of run down buildings


looking across main st from the bell


the east side of main st still prity much intact


new glass installed in this origonal store front



new location of main meats witch is across the street ATM and is being moved by centerventure in order to demolish that building along with the rest of the block for the new development




looking back you can see main meats on the other side of main


as you can see they have compltly guted this building (the one main meats is moving into)


where the disreali intersects with main street many buildings were demolished to make way for this even split a neighborhood in half


looking east on the right is the Ukrainian Museum of Canada




As the signs reads also right across from city hall


looking in the front window of centerventures



greys auction what a mess that is the owner refused to fix it cause he wanted to expand his parking lot but the city would not let him so he just let it rot for over 15 years now the city is in there stablizing it and soon its supost to become part of a parkade
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looking down king st we can see the new manitoba hydro building under constrction
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from the otherside



looking the other way down the ally towards mcdermot st
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looking down mcdermot st



back on king steet looking at the rear of the buildings seen from the ally


looking across king




looking across notre dame


elice and donald we can see the old masonic temple witch is totaly guted no clue whats going on with it... other than its haunted




portage ave and donald





portage ave












looking down carlton towards central park hmm wonders what that crane is up to


out front of portage place shoping center


more hydro










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york st


some big curling event going on right now i gues this shuttle is going around picking people up from the various parking lots in the area


built in the 70's as residential later converted to a hotel now is being converted back to residential


oo a big ass pudle bet theres a nasty pot hole under it :P


looking back


reflections of the puddle of doom!


aww yes looking off towards hydro


smith st






Garry st


looking down gary st towards fort garry hotel and fortgary place




Fort st named after the old fort witch becomes notre dame at portage ave


every downtown needs a tire shop:P


back on Main st looking at the train station




another shot of fort gary place and fort gary hotel


don't this to offten anymore since the city banned it lol the day the city did that they had all these old grannys out in protest squeegeeing lol


remnants from festival du voyager


another shot of the train station


and every downtown needs a gas station also note the old fort gate in the background






the surface lot thats ontop of the fort witch also goes underneath main st


looking back down main st towards portage and main


random mobile billboard








the river walk


looking back


some random toursist i think?


someone riding their bike quite common to see that even in -30 temps




Esplanade riel bridge












hmm dam i been on a long walk... rush hour already


pioneers and waterfront drive


hydro from waterfront drive


waterfront drive


land clean up is conpltle now to build the condos


view from waterfront drive
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some random graphiti i found on a wall along the river trail



small grouping of homes in the somewhat industrial south pointdouglas where a bunch of local artists live


higgins and anibela the bombed out building had a fire a cuple years back and the fire department did all that damig to it sorta sat as a shell since no clue whats going on with it does have a gard dog watching over it


Satan dog no?


pics from the day it burnt http://www.pointdouglas.com/index.ph...17_sectionid=3


north side of the tracks


just off anibela on southerland is this old brick building used as apartments... a cafe is set to open sometime in june in it


anyhow back on anibela looking towards the tracks


this house was once a boarded up eye sore has had a new foundation put under it and is being compltly redone inside will be a nice home when complete also this home was part of the redlight distric in the early 1900's witch was anibela street


shot of the houses of anibela across the street is the centra gas main maintenance depo


rover st dike looking towards the disreali


looking threw the centra gas parking lot beisde the disreali towards downtown
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street sign


grove st witch has the local corner store at the other end best dam kubi


looking back towards the disreali down rover



norquay comunity center named after the first premire of manitoba who also lived in the area


my street


more home improvements going on


well i will leave you with this 1 last pic of my street then i must get home and build this thread cheers
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Old March 14th, 2008, 04:48 PM   #2
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reall cool pics. a spring with heavy snow,wow.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 05:12 PM   #3
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heavy snow?more like meadium snow lol heavy snow is having a pile of snow called a snow bank on the boulivard 4-5 high
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Old March 14th, 2008, 05:37 PM   #4
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I love the many angles that you shot from. Seems like you covered a LOT of ground. I like how it seems like the city planning committee tries to make DT look very vibrant, even if it's covered in melting snow :-\
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