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Old Posted Mar 6, 2011, 7:06 AM
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Arrow The Chicago of the North

THE EXCHANGE DISTRICT
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Winnipeg's Exchange District is one of the most intact early 20th century commercial districts
in North America. By the turn of the 20th century, Winnipeg had become a major railway centre
and the commercial gateway to Western Canada. The city quickly grew into Canada's third largest
and became known as the "Chicago of the North." The Exchange District covers an area of 20
blocks just north of Winnipeg's Downtown and contains a large collection of elegant brick buildings
and warehouses. In 1997, the Exchange District was designated a National Historic Site.


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Old Posted Mar 6, 2011, 7:20 AM
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Wow that's a lot of brick. That must have really been something when it was first around.

Great pics but I was taken aback by the lack of people pics lol.
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Old Posted Mar 6, 2011, 7:21 AM
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Awesome awesome awesome tour!
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Old Posted Mar 6, 2011, 7:29 AM
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WOW! I had no idea this existed in Winnipeg! And it does look a bit like Chicago. Thanks!
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Old Posted Mar 6, 2011, 7:50 AM
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Amazing shots Flar! Despite the weather, you've given forumers a glimpse of what the Exchange has to offer...
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Old Posted Mar 6, 2011, 9:08 AM
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you managed to capture both the glory and sad dilapidation of Winnipeg's architectural heritage. So many great buildings waiting for a bit of the imagination that put them up in the first place.
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Old Posted Mar 6, 2011, 9:12 AM
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Wonderful collection of pictures! Thanks for showing.
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Old Posted Mar 6, 2011, 9:16 AM
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I had no idea such a neighborhood existed. Awesome shots. Thanks for the tour and the history lesson!
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Old Posted Mar 6, 2011, 9:42 AM
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Hella brick! 10/10 tour! Best aspect of Winnipeg I've seen! I am totally enjoying that I am seeing-
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hah nice shot of the posters i put up one of those shows was tonight
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Great photos, flar...
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Old Posted Mar 6, 2011, 3:03 PM
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Flar-- your threads always impress, and this one is no exception. I love the architecture and character of Winnepeg!
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Old Posted Mar 6, 2011, 3:23 PM
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Holy shit that was unexpected, that's beautiful. It's rare to see density like this outside of downtown in American cities. Go winnipeg!
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Lots of good bones in that city
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Old Posted Mar 6, 2011, 3:43 PM
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Winnipeg is "winning!"
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Great thread. Really makes me wish I had stopped for the night last time I was there rather than barreling right through. Kudos.
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These are stunning! The detail of sharpness in your photos is amazing. What lens did you use if I may ask?
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Excellent thread!

I used to love biking in the Exchange when I lived in the ole Peg.
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They don't make them like that any more!

Love this detail:

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Great job Flar! There is a lot of quality in that built environment. It is good to see some rehabs going on though. I like the big outsatnding friezes on top of buildings in pictures 5, 7, 11 and 22. I never tire of that architecture. It is soothing and well proportioned. 22 looks like a hotel, a hell of a nice building.
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