Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Houses in Winnipeg

As you know I was in Winnipeg this past weekend visiting relatives.  I wanted to show you some photos I took of houses in a lovely area of Winnipeg called Wolseley.   See they even have their own sign posted on a telephone pole above a bird house.

Wolseley is an area that is located near the centre of Winnipeg with the houses being built mostly between 1905 and 1930.  Many of the people who live in that area now are artistic and socially/politically active.  It really has a granola, hippie feel to it.  For example there are not many areas that you would see this going by - someone biking along towing a canoe - yep that's pretty granola all right.

Winnipeg is a prairie city of about 670,000 and one of the main trees in the area is elm.  Wolseley is particularily famous for its lovely elm-lined streets (they all have sticky strips around them to keep them healthy against bugs and Dutch Elm Disease).

This next house won an award for its preservation of historic details.  Isn't it gorgeous.

And now for the hippie element - how's this one.  I bet it looks very cheery in the middle of  winter.

What I especially love is the roof-top garden at the back.

And one example of the artistic side of Wolseley is this lovely wooden horse statue in someone's front yard.

Those beautiful historic houses are almost enough to make me want to move to Winnipeg - now if they could just do something about the weather.


  1. Wow! I love learning about new areas and this looks so pretty!
    xoxo Pattie

  2. That hippie house...I need that white bowl on top of the post in front of it. Do you think they would miss it? How cool!

  3. I'd like to think I'm a bit of a closet hippie but not sure about that Lego block coloured house! I really, really like that horse sculpture though. Thanks for showing me a bit more of your lovely country...it's always fun.

  4. I wonder if they have snakes in the yard! (sorry Grace...I'm not ready to let this one down ha!)
    I like the homes they remind me of the older part of Niagara Falls.

  5. Wow that colourful house was so fun to see - thanks for the tour!!

  6. I was first considering moving to Wpg and rented a house in Wolseley, actually owned by the conductor of the symphony. It is a lovely neighbourhood. I walked past the lawn sculptures every day.

  7. love the homes - who knew?! That is a pretty funny rooftop garden they have!

  8. You guys are all just happy I didn't post any more snake photos (haha).

    That roof garden is odd, isn't it, and I think I'd have to add the brightly coloured house to the list as well, although they both seem quirky, fun kind of odd to me.

  9. Great places! I can't get over the little bird house—it's so charming...and I love that super bright house.