Downtown Winnipeg is home to The Forks, located at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. It's a crown jewel in the city's downtown, containing a beautiful minor league ball park (with the CN mainline curving around the grandstand), shops, a children's musuem, walking paths, outdoor stage and, soon, the new Canadian Museum of Human Rights.
Here's how it looks today.
Here's how it looked about 40-50 years ago.
I like what The Forks has become, but I sure wish I could have been around to see it when it was still a railway yard!
Beauty, as they say, is in the eye of the beholder.