Thursday, September 22, 2011

Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder at The Forks in Winnipeg

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.

1 comment:

  1. Love the blog!
    Sorry for resurrecting an old post.

    The lower shot is likely from high in the Richardson building and could easily be duplicated today if you knew anyone with access to an office on that side. It would be cool to see a comparison from that angle.