Getting shelter in unforeseen circumstances and environments is always a primary objective. When you get lost in the cold of winter, your first thought is to get warm.

Hay bales

And to stay warm. The standard, straight bus-shelter like structures simply don’t provide enough protection against the cold. Even more if you just got yourself a multi-kilometer walk or skate trip. This year again, Winnipeg organized the Warming Huts or Warming on Ice competition for the most original warming hut. Let’s see if this can warm you up…

“Je vous ai apporté des bonbons
Parce que les fleurs c'est périssable
Puis les bonbons c'est tellement bon
Bien que les fleurs soient plus présentables
. . . “


“I brought you candies
Because flowers are perishable
And candies are so good
Even if flowers are more presentable
. . .”

Jacques Brel in 1964 thought more about the feelings of St Valentine (with a twist) and less about the eye. I will propose more for the eye than for the stomach…

Having fun is easy for some, impossible for others. Having fun outside is easy, most of the time. However, by –20C, that may pose some difficulties.


At The Forks in Winnipeg, the fun is always there, for whoever wants to participate. And to keep a bit warm, it’s best to participate in ye olde fashioned games of The Voyageurs…

We’re gonna meet on the Ledge… in the Ledge or Manitoba Legislative Building, more exactly. Around the world it is not very common that one can wander in and out a government building. Even more so when wandering around with a camera and tripod.

Entrance hall

Last weekend we tried this with a group of about a dozen people. We just had to sign the register. How’s that for trust? Anyway, going to the Ledge and take pictures, many have done that. So I tried a different take on it. Details (lots of details) inside…

Night takes away light, night is darkness. We all know that, from the beginning of time. Photography is all about light and the recording thereof.

St Luke’s Anglican Church

Now what can be of use to photography in the darkness of the night? Well, not all darknesses are of the same shade. Let’s take a look at some of Winnipeg’s nightscapes…

6 days 19 hours

Well, I was told so by a "pro" that later recanted... :-) I removed the name, so at least it is now correct.

josie brendle
7 days 22 hours

nice blog but sorry the horses are not Clydesdales. Those are a little bigger. :)

8 days 11 hours

Test comment here

Henk Von Pickartz
8 days 16 hours

This is a comment. I will see if this works or if this will be taken over by spammers. If so, then I will take it down again.