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A new year means a new Thursday theme. 2015 will be about quotes and quips that I particularly enjoy or thoroughly relate to. I hope you will too.

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Lids of Winnipeg

More from my stroll through Winnipeg, Canada, last week. Lids. Some of the downtown buildings, I discovered, have beautiful lids, which is more than can be said of some of its people. ;) ;) ;)

I had a “foreigner” stop me as I strolled the streets with my camera, big floppy hat on my head, looking for all the world like a typical tourist. His head tilted he asked, “Are you from Winnipeg?”

“Yes,” I said.

“Born and raised?”

“Yes,” I answered again. Seeing his perplexity I added, “I just decided to take a closer look at my city.”

He smiled broadly, and wished me a very sincere, “Have a wonderful day then.”

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St Boniface Cathedral

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St Boniface University

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Hotel Fort Garry

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Golden Boy and compatriots atop the Legislative building

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Land Titles Building

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Law Courts Building

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Government House

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Next week: Winnipeg architectural details. It’s a beautiful city!


 

Bears on Broadway

I was taking in our lovely city this week and found myself in a park behind the legislative. Here’s what I found:

Bears on Broadway, Winnipeg, MB, Canada.

No, NOT these Fluff Heads pictured here.

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sPanoramaAnd here is their story:

“Bears on Broadway was CancerCare Manitoba Foundations unique way to celebrate their 75th anniversity, to create awareness, and to help raise fund

In 2005, 62 of these 7 foot tall concrete polar bears were placed on the beautiful tree lined median strip on Broadway Boulevard and were called Bears on Broadway.

Each 8000 lb bear had it’s own sponsor and it’s own artist.” See more of these beauties here:

http://www.winnipegreflections.com/bears_On_Broadway.php

PS. The Bears in the first picture are talented enough for the limelight, and anything but fluff heads. They are myself and my writing group, the Anita Factor, all of whom have a good sense of humour or I could never do this to them. :)


 

Quips & Quotations 25

A new year means a new Thursday theme. 2015 will be about quotes and quips that I particularly enjoy or thoroughly relate to. I hope you will too.

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Quips & Quotations 24

A new year means a new Thursday theme. 2015 will be about quotes and quips that I particularly enjoy or thoroughly relate to. I hope you will too.

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A new year means a new Thursday theme. 2015 will be about quotes and quips that I particularly enjoy or thoroughly relate to. I hope you will too.

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