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Re: September 7, 2016: Prairie Sunset, Winnipeg

sarcee ·
Great shots love the colors
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Re: Everyone loves a parade and party!

GarryRF ·
Just another example of how warm and friendly people are around the world. No TV or Newspaper report. Lots of colours in their clothing. And I'm pleased to see the Bagpipes travel so well ! You didn't say if you fell under the spell of a curry meal. But a wonderful flavour of the day.
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Re: Everyone loves a parade and party!

DrFumblefinger ·
The food was good, GarryRF, but if anything was captivating it was all the wonderful colors of everyone's clothes. Fortunately, being a highly trained professional, I managed to keep a clear head about me!
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Re: Everyone loves a parade and party!

GarryRF ·
Full day of celebration today here in Liverpool ! The largest and oldest Chinese Community in Europe Entrance to Chinatown - Liverpool UK
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Winnipeg, Canada

Jonathan L ·
I saw something like this in Beijing a few months ago, but i couldn't get a photo because of the traffic.
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Winnipeg, Canada

PortMoresby ·
I lived in Canada for a couple of years and soon learned about the value of having a parking space equipped to plug in a block heater. Is there any reason why they can't also be used to charge an electric car? If not, very handy indeed.
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Winnipeg, Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
As you can see from the above photos, each parking spot has its own electric outlet because of the need to use a block heater in the coldest winter months. This little buggy plugs into a standard outlet. No special adapter or anything needed.
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Winnipeg, Canada

PortMoresby ·
Does that mean more "serious" electric cars need special outlets?
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Winnipeg, Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, for the charging of most serious electric cars a special outlet needs to be created (220V I believe, with special plug in shape). It has the advantage of allowing a quicker charge of the batteries.
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Winnipeg, Canada

Jonathan L ·
When i lived in Canmore Alberta for a year, it didn't pay to install a block heater on my car. The house we were living in had a heated garage, and The car was never going to be out in the cold for that many hours. BUT it change one aspect - making hotel reservations. Out first question throughout the winter was- "Do you have indoor parking?"
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Winnipeg, Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
Generally you don't need to plug in the car (block heater) unless the temperature is below 0 F. But when it gets really cold you'll be glad you did.
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Re: Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Canada. Where Gumbo Was #36

GarryRF ·
You must be civilised in Canada too - cricket ! The original design for Central Park NY was made here - near Liverpool UK Birkenhead Park. Same guy did both. Just a bit smaller. We're a bit pushed for space over here !
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Re: Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Canada. Where Gumbo Was #36

DrFumblefinger ·
We are indeed very civilized here, but in full disclosure, cricket is just a footnote sport. Not played by many. There is only one sport in Canada and that is hockey. Every other sport combined would not equal half the popularity of ice hockey.
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Re: Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Canada. Where Gumbo Was #36

GarryRF ·
I guessed that DrF - that guy is way too close to the parked cars !
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Re: Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Canada. Where Gumbo Was #36

PHeymont ·
Close but no cigar on Central Park's designer (who also did my backyard, Brooklyn's Prospect Park). Birkenhead was the work of Joseph Paxton, while the other two were done by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. Olmsted visited Birkenhead in 1850, three years after it opened, and while he was already thinking about Central Park, which opened in 1858. In his book "Walks and Talks of an American Farmer in England, Olmsted wrote about Birkenhead: "five minutes of admiration, and a few more...
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Re: Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Canada. Where Gumbo Was #36

GarryRF ·
In 1858, Frederick Law Olmsted won a design competition to improve and expand Central Park with a plan he entitled the Greensward Plan . 8 years AFTER Olmsted visited the Peoples Garden - Birkenhead Park England. He said "that in democratic America there was nothing to be thought of as comparable with this People’s Garden" So he took the plans back to New York. Entered the Central Park competition 8 years later. And won using Paxton plans from the Peoples Garden in England as a guide.
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Re: Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Canada. Where Gumbo Was #36

PHeymont ·
Garry, no one doubts Paxton's influence on Olmsted, and on generations of others (as Olmsted influenced those who came after him), but surely there's a vast difference between learning from a master and applying similar ideas to different terrain on the one hand, and "plagiarism" of any sort on the other. That's especially so when we see how fully and publicly Olmsted acknowledged the model!
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Re: Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Canada. Where Gumbo Was #36

GarryRF ·
Apr 13, 2013 The boss of New York’s Central Park hailed his first visit to Birkenhead Park which inspired its design as “a dream come true” Doug Blonsky, president and chief executive of the New York Central Park said: “You drive around Birkenhead Park and there is no question that the physical similarities between here and Central Park are there" “To come here and take a look at it is a dream come true for me."
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Re: Spotted on the Road: Winnipeg, Canada

Mac ·
Love it! I'm fascinated by these post WW2 beauties! Thanks for sharing it!
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Re: Spotted on the Road: Winnipeg, Canada

GarryRF ·
Definitely a piece of art ! Never seen one like it !
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Re: Spotted on the Road: Winnipeg, Canada

IslandMan ·
I love a good vintage automobile and this one really shines..good post Ottoman...thanks
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Re: A day at The Forks Market: Winnipeg, Canada

Dr.Y ·
Looks like a fun place to go in the deep freezing Winnipeg winter! Nice collection of photos. Thanks Karl.
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Re: The Royal Canadian Mint, Winnipeg

Ottoman ·
Thanks for the tour Dr Fumblefinger The mint is a very interesting place to visit and well worth the stop if you are in the area.
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Re: Manitoba Legislative Building, Winnipeg. Where Gumbo Was (#120)

Samantha ·
Thanks for all the wonderful pictures and info. My husband and I love to tour the capitols here in the States and would love to see this capitol, especially Golden Boy. Surprised he even made it there, lol. Thanks again.
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Winnipeg, Canada

PHeymont ·
One of the things I loved about mid-50s Chevy cars (and I only REALLY loved the 1953) was the hidden gas filler. On the '57, the middle section of the right tailfin swung out to reveal the cap; on the 56, there was a small round reflector that you pushed to pop open the compartment...don't remember what activated the 57...
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Re: The Murals of Winnipeg Pt 1

DrFumblefinger ·
Very informative and interesting post, TravelingCanuck! I lived in Winnipeg for about a dozen years during my teens and early 20s, and go back often to visit my elderly father who still lives there in a retirement home. I've seen some of the street art in the city, but not these very interesting murals. I note on the Valour mural photos there appears to be white stuff falling from the sky. This could, of course, happen almost any time of year in Winnipeg. Anyways, thanks for sharing and hope...
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Re: The Murals of Winnipeg Pt 1

TravelingCanuck ·
You are correct. I was there mid April and there was a light dusting of snow falling. I will be back in the fall or new year again and plan on checking out more murals for a part 2.
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Re: The Murals of Winnipeg Pt 1

Travel Rob ·
Great piece! Those murals are incredible!
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Re: The Murals of Winnipeg Pt 1

TravelingCanuck ·
Thanks. What is nice is that most murals has some link to the cultural, ethnic or historical aspect of Winnipeg. They show a diverse cross-section of the life of the city over the years.
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Re: The Murals of Winnipeg Pt 1

PHeymont ·
Looking forward to Part 2...some of the ones you've showed us here are incredible.
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Re: The Murals of Winnipeg Pt 1

TravelingCanuck ·
Thank you. If my schedule is good I will be back to Winnipeg in the fall sometime and plan to do more for a part 2.
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Re: April 27, 2017: Lake Winnipeg Ice Crystals, Manitoba, Canada

Travel Luver ·
Very unusual. The sound must have been fascinating!
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Re: April 27, 2017: Lake Winnipeg Ice Crystals, Manitoba, Canada

seesaw ·
Amazing! I've never seen that before either. And how lovely to experience it at a place so close to your hearts
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 4, 2013: St. Boniface Cathedral, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Former Member ·
Fascinating picture, with the sky as a rose window!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 4, 2013: St. Boniface Cathedral, Winnipeg, Manitoba

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks, Ready2Go! The photo doesn't do justice to the size and scale of the place, but it is a lovely setting. I never thought about the sky as a rose window, but why not?
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April 27, 2017: Lake Winnipeg Ice Crystals, Manitoba, Canada

Ottoman ·
Ottoman stumbled upon this amazing sight while visiting his father a few days ago.
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November 28, 2019: Fall Colors, Birds Hill Provincial Park

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoyed the pretty display of fall colors at Birds Hill Provincial Park in Manitoba, just north of Winnipeg
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Dec. 8, 2019: Pine Ridge Cemetery, Manitoba

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits a small pioneer cemetery in an area not far from Winnipeg that has now become incorporated into a provincial park.
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March 22, 2020: Lady in the Park, Winnipeg

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits a popular statue in Winnipeg, situated in Winnipeg's Assiniboine Park.
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April 14, 2020: The Duck Pond, Winnipeg

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger comes across people skating on the frozen duck pond in Winnipeg's Assiniboine Park.
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Spotted on the Road, Winnipeg, Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
  I did a double-take when I saw this little buggy.  I was walking out of my father's apartment, heading to my car rental, when I spotted it parked there with all the other cars and trucks.  It has to be the smallest 4 wheel motorized...
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Manitoba Legislative Building, Winnipeg. Where Gumbo Was (#120)

DrFumblefinger ·
  Gumbo was visiting the Manitoba Legislative Building in Winnipeg.  This is home to the provincial government of Manitoba -- not unlike a USA state capital building.  A number of you solved this puzzle.  In order of emailing us...
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The Royal Canadian Mint, Winnipeg

DrFumblefinger ·
    Today is Canada Day, Canada's 148th birthday!  Happy birthday, Canada!!  I thought we should have a blog with "Canadian content" on this day and having recently revisited the Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg  found it to be...
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Spotted on the Road, Winnipeg, Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
A beautiful classic car spotted while visiting my dad in Winnipeg. It was parked in the lot of a shopping mall. One of my favorites, a 1957 Chevy Bel-Air. Obviously lovingly maintained. I didn't get to talk to the owner, but I think the photos tell...
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July 26, 2018: Last Reminder of Winter

DrFumblefinger ·
Surprised at how much ice remained in the bays of Lake Winnipeg in Mid-May, the presence of ice and cold water didn't stop these hardy Canadian youngsters from enjoying the sunny day and a chance to float on a small iceberg.
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A day at The Forks Market: Winnipeg, Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
Experiencing local food is an essential part of being in a new destination -- the mortar that binds the many pieces of the travel experience.  For this and other reasons, TravelGumbo loves visiting markets around the world.  On these pages...
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Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Canada. Where Gumbo Was #36

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was enjoying a stroll in Winnipeg's largest park, Assiniboine Park.  Established in 1904 the park covers 1100 acres (450 ha); almost half the park's design is styled after an English park (which is quite common in Canada).     Big...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 4, 2013: St. Boniface Cathedral, Winnipeg, Manitoba

DrFumblefinger ·
 The recorded history of the Canadian and American west is very short when compared to Europe's, for example.  Still, there are older buildings of interest and significance to local people where ever you travel.  Such is the case with...
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Spotted on the Road: Winnipeg, Canada

Ottoman ·
We like to share great looking vehicles we encounter on our travels!  Most people love the sight of a well maintained classic car.   I came across this beauty just a few days ago while tanking up our (comparatively standard and dull)...
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September 7, 2016: Prairie Sunset, Winnipeg

DrFumblefinger ·
At Winnipeg Airport, DrFumblefinger enjoyed brilliant views of sunset, some with planes silhouetted against the sky.
 
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