Monday, March 31, 2008
Winnipeg: Main Street
Wandering around Main Street near Logan I made lots of neat discoveries. I found an organization called MAWA, established women artists mentor aspiring artists for one year and also a women run restaurant called The Tallest Poppy.
Generally these blocks are very down and out, there's a mission and a handful of drug addicts wandering around despite the cold. A fellow motioned me into his closed diner to show me an article on the millions that would be invested into Main Street in the next few years and he told me that I was photographing all the places that would be torn down.
I also found a book called The North End by John Paskievich of photographs of the North End (the neighborhood I was in) over the past 40 years. It's a great book of photographs and once I buy it, it will be a nice souvenir or Winnipeg.