Happy, Happy Wednesday to you!!!
I am excited to show you more gorgeous photos of our city. These were taken New Years Day. It was the perfect time to photograph the city because there weren't any pedestrians out and about.
Salisbury Restaurant over the Red River
Via Rail Station
I like this one because it shows you the way the city has grown, the old connected to the new. See that row of windows in the middle? It's part of an above ground system of walkways that you can walk in without having to go outside. These hallways run for many blocks, even across streets and they connect dozen of buildings to each other.
What a great idea for a city that experiences bitter Winter temperatures.
The Fort Garry Hotel close up
The Ft. Garry Hotel, from further away. You can see the revolving restaurant just behind the hotel, way up high there. This has been designated a heritage building. Some of the reasons being because of its Chateau style, evident in: its steeply pitched, truncated hip roof, punctuated by multiple peaks, progressively smaller dormer windows, and finials; its imposing massing; its smooth-cut stone cladding; and its elaborate decorative stonework. It was one of many hotels built across Canada by the railroad back in the early 1900's. I hear that it is very beautiful inside as well, perhaps I can get some photos of that one day.
I hope you have enjoyed another peek at our lovely old city, as you can see I am fascinated by old buildings as well as the history of them, but I won't go into that, I don't wish to bore you too much. I am joining Watery Wednesday.
I hope your weather is nice, it's kind of sunny here, snowing lightly and only -11 Celsius. I am hoping that the outdoor skating rink has been cleared off so I can go skating.
Have a wonderful day!!!