Monday, June 21, 2010

A day in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada.

We went out and spent the day going around the city. We started with a trip to the Assiniboine Park. It was off to the Leo Mol Sculpture garden which is in the park. We enjoyed the park and the many sculptures. I took a lot of pictures of the "nudes". There were busts of Pope John Paul and many other interesting bronze works. The park is adjacent to the Winnipeg Zoo, we didn't bother with the zoo, we are keeping that for a day with the grandkids. We went off to downtown Winnipeg and the Forks. We saw that they were setting up for the Aboriginal Day Festival at the Forks. Chantal Kreviazuk and a host of other Aboriginal artists were performing on the open stage in Winnipeg. Once we checked out the little pow-wow that was happening there, we went to the Exchange District. The exchange district has a number of heritage buildings and some new business ventures. There is a book store there in an old moldy building. Stacks and stacks of books. With an old hippy that runs the store. A used music store where you can still get vinyl LP's. A very trendy hat store. You can sit with the new age, social conscious youth at their self-run coffee shop. A number of small art gallery's, like the Urban Shaman gallery. We went in to Keep-sake to look at their art. The exchange district used to be a hot spot for working girls at night. They have moved long time ago. The cinematheque movie house is good for independent shows. There is also an outdoor stage all in a few couple city block area. No shortage of Indians, youth, social conscious exploring the venues.

Our baby is gone on a trip so we have to entertain ourselves and walking the district is a good deal.

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