The other day, we were out walking through downtown and it dawned on me what truly beautiful city we have. The architecture, the history--it all combines to create a pretty awesome tableau. So I thought I'd create a little list of some great picture perfect hotspots as designated by yours truly (not that I'm a photography expert or anything, but I know what I like--mostly chocolate and good wine, but now I'm getting off topic here).
This is kind of a no brainer. It's gorgeous. It's stunning. I'd look at it all day if I could.
This adorable house was once the home of Manitoba premiere Sir Hugh John McDonald (not to be confused with Sir John A MacDonald, which was a totally different guy) and is now home to a Victorian era museum. She's not flashy, but she is very pretty and I always get a smile when I see it.
3. The wrong side of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Yah, that's right. We're so used to seeing the spectacular glassed-in front, but the back side has got its own thing going on too.
4. Portage and Main
From all angles it's cool. I snapped this pic as I basically dashed across the street so I could get right in the middle (don't this at home kids).
5. The Manitoba Legislature
This building has a mysterious and intriguing past with hidden symbols and marking built into its architecture. Take a Hermetic Code Tour to get all the dirt. (Sorry, we could resist sneaking into just one photo.)
6. Portage and Main (another angle)
Made especially cool if you happen to catch the Winnipeg Trolley going by like I did.