I have been neglectful. I apologize, I am back. Check out these sweet bike lock ups! I have never seen ones that look like this before. I love finding new kinds.
I forgot I bought this purple tank top a month ago
I don't get why people stuck stuffed animals on their cars. They get filthy but I appreciate that the dog matches the car
Bridge art sticker
NUM kills something, I didn't have time to fully check it out and get a good picture. This bridge is always busy and I hate when people stop on it so I don't.
Speaking of the bridge, check out the progress. They are about 2 months maybe more ahead of where they were last year. Still curious about a bike lane but they are putting a crosswalk on the North side of the bridge which is exciting because otherwise you have to walk about a quarter K to cross legally although jaywalking is not illegal in this province.
Out for adventures with Miss Em. I must monopolize her while she is still here to monopolize since I am lucky if I get to see her once a year. Photos are on a mix of the baby camera and the big mama jama. I don't like to use the big one while I am walking so I use the baby...yes I usually have 2 cameras on me, 3 if you count the one in my phone.
Speak of the beautiful lady, here is a fun (but slightly freaky) blurry picture of her before our night stroll the other day.
MOAR BIKE LOCK UPS. These are the ones installed by the city. In most cases they took over a parking spot or 2 to build these. I am terrified to lock Drake up anywhere, my boo is precious I don't trust anyone.
Speaking of sweet cruiser bikes.... YELLOW CRUISER BIKE! Look at the little polite splatter flap on the back fender...love! I just happened to walk by the bike about an hour after I took this picture and saw the owner unlocking the bike. Lemon Yellow was owned by a petite lady who looked new to biking but her hipster dofus bf who owned the bike on the far right did not but he was sweet, showing her how to unlock them.
Job site. I couldn't i.d the crew but husbie will know who this is and what they are doing
Destination the museum. I honestly hadn't been in about 15 years. BISON (there is no such thing as a buffalo, just misinformed people) majestic, tasty old bison. I switched to the big mama jama once inside the museum.
Gorgeous native art
Geeking out. I was a history major so I totally get off on this kinda stuff like old ledgers. My teachings have taught me so much. I can deduce from just looking at this document. That old curly writing...swoon.
More native art...Inukshuk building
This always used to be my favourite part of the museum, I have no idea why. When we visited in elementary school this was what I chose to draw in my journal. I would dig it and take a picture of it (yes I still have my stuff from elementary school) if my storage closet wasn't so hoarded.
Home sweet home
This sign made me chuckle because it is actually quite accurate. All I see when I look at this COLONIALISM in big bold letters (I was a history major with a focus/interest in imperialism and colonialism, typically in the tricontinental but it obviously occurred in Canada with indigenous people). History and museums are always the account of the people writing it and building it.
Blurry baby mooses
The worst class of biting bugs ever...sandflies and no-see-ums UGH! Biting Midges sounds so cute.
Probably the best part of the museum (minus the HBC collection) a replica of a commercial sailing ship. Seeing the ship for the first time in a long time, I remember it being a lot bigger when I smaller or I just smaller and now I am big and the boat isn't nearly as impressive.
The lighting all over the museum was different so I kept having to fart around with the setting like every single time I took a picture.
I would love to go sailing sometime
Ah historically inaccurate...everything was filthy in the 17th century. Muddy, sooty and just plain gross. I guess it can't be too real.
The HBC Collection, the part I came to geek out on
Exploitation! I assume this supposed to be sugar or coffee from the Congo. I appreciate this tiny little part even though it goes unnoticed to everyone else.
This bench was apparently a mail bench a trading post...BLANKET!
MOAR BLANKETS! I brushed up on my knowledge of the point blanket and only wanted one even more. The more "points" on the blanket (points are the skinny black stripes to the left of the bold ones) the more valuable the blanket. The red, yellow, green and indigo colorway has not been out of production since its introduction in 1800.
I don't think they are still made in England and I wouldn't be surprised if they aren't even made in Canada.
Replica of the HBC fur trade office in England. I could rant on about the drain of resource by the British empire but I am enjoying the Olympics and don't want to rag on the Brits.
The crest carved into the chair. The chair is authentic and came from the room. I really wish I had more time in this area but we got to the museum close to closing time so we had to be expedient to get through everything.
Skimming the boreal forest section but I had to stop for reforestation
Old ass snow machine
Auto-Neige! Made in Canada
Very well lit and well displayed glass bottles from the Manitoba Glass Company
Iconic Red River cart, made entirely of wood, no iron work.
The birth of a city area, urbanization, mass migration etc. Good picture taking is all I know and we were running out of time.
Maple leaf love
The mock drug store was awesome. I could have taken pictures of each bottle but I didn't have a stool or enough time...le sigh.
Blood purifiers. I was look for some morphine or some heroin for therapeutic use...no such luck
Old camera stuffs
Replica theatre playing old timey movies
The colors of colonialism
Ummmm the red light district?
This was the old time dentist but I caught the dentist giving the lecherous eyes to his patient. As is if turn of the century dentist practices weren't sketchy enough apparently you had to worry about this one hitting on you too! creeeeeepy!
Back out in the sun...ahhh
My wounds from my spill off the curb the other day, these pictures are few days old so my knee is looking more gnarly because the bruising has really come out. My ankle is also still quite swollen (probably doesn't help that I have maintained my normal walking routine) and really tender in some spots. I messed it up worse than I had originally thought.
Fear check in... I went to my first session and long story short it wasn't a match. I was initially very disappointed and did not want to put myself out there again but I pondered it for awhile and after talking with people and reading some things I decided that I will try again!