1) the Manitoba Legislature, Manitoba entered the Confederation in 1870, the name coined by none other than Louis Riel himself
The weather was gorgeous … four days in Winnipeg and not one with rain, or snow, or wind … and each and everyone one of those four days was warm. Winnipeg, warm! Amazing.
In between some work, a major – and excellent conference – and a tour to a rehab centre I had to make, I did manage to fit in a visit to the Manitoba Legislative building and a explore The Forks – the meeting place of the Red and the Assiniboine Rivers, and a spot that has been continuously inhabited since 4000BCE.
2 & 3) the Legislature, built in 1920
4) the bison, symbol of Manitoba in the central foyer of the Legislature; 5) the dome
8) the “Golden Boy” on the top of the Legislature
9) the famous, or infamous (take your pick) Louis Riel, a Metis who rebelled and was eventually hanged by the Government of Canada as every school boy and girl knows
10 & 11) Downtown at Portage Street, the centre of the action in Winnipeg
12) the view from my hotel, the Delta Winnipeg – okay hotel but with great service
13) The Forks, a National Historic Park
14) here it is, on the left the Red River, on the right, the Fork leading to the Assiniboine River; 15) Downtown from the Forks
16) a shady reprieve from the heat; 17) looking north from the Forks
18) not sure what this was at the Forks, something Hindi; 19) aboriginal painting on the railway bridge that crosses the Assiniboine
20) wolves along the railway bridge; 21) more of the Hindi park
22) the view of Downtown and the Hotel Fort Garry from the Forks; 23) the posh, boutique hotel at the Forks
@curry69curry – that should have read ‘North American’ city. A Brit like me usually just puts the whole continent together anyway.
Oh, Winnipeg is sure quite nice when it’s not snowing!!
@whonose – Huh? Winnipeg? American city? Check your world map please!!
I’ve never been to Winnipeg. I know a few guys who had to go there (for work) during the winter.
There is some beautiful buildings and area in your photos. I guess I have to go see Winnipeg!
All these amazing american cities I have never been to or seen but are just begging an exploratory walk!