Sunday, October 23, 2016

Corydon Avenue


Corydon Avenue runs between Assiniboine Park 
 and what is known as Confusion Corner.  

After driving down it several times by bus and car on my way to and from downtown Winnipeg, I chose a (too sunny) morning to walk and capture the sights of the street at the Confusion Corner end that is known as Little Italy.
It was pretty quiet at 10am, but I found at least one other person enjoying the nice weather
There are many restaurants, though not all with such decorative patios
or decorative rear walls by the garbage bins
What first caught my attention were the many murals showcasing the area (see also here and here for other pictures) sponsored by the Corydon Ave BIZ (Business Improvement Zone)
Down some of the side streets, the homes look this
with many mature trees
the band on these trees are to protect against cankerworms. I saw many, many trees with these bands. Cankerworms cause a lot of damage in Winnipeg and really like American Elm, Manitoba Maple and fruit trees.





But on Corydon itself, many homes were lowrise apartment buildings with little character







though at least this one was getting a facelift

and this one has a few grand ideas

Scattered around, were these sculptures with painted images representing different countries. After I got home and did some research, I see I missed quite a few of them as according to the website there are eight  to be found. I was really disappointed in myself for not seeing them. If you want you can see the others here. This one is Argentina
 on the left is Spain, and the right, France
some business had rather unusual names...
and unusual canopies on the rooftop patios
Before I set out on my walk, I had high hopes of sitting on one of those patios with a coffee or latte, but  after commenting at one store that was open about how quiet it was on the street, I was told that none of the restaurants opened until dinner time. Sure enough, on a ride down the street in the evening, the place was hopping with people!
another urban walk for Jo's Monday Walks
with a few signs thrown in for Lesley's signs, signs
and some murals for Monday Murals

16 comments:

  1. Looks to me pretty confusing indeed.

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    1. I'm glad I was never driving through it.

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    1. the BIZ did a good job of commissioning so many different murals.

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  3. Aren't people just wonderfully innovative? I loved the sculptures, Violet. Many thanks for the link up.

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    1. The metal men were a bit of a surprise. Right in front of you, yet easily overlooked (as some people are, too!)

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  4. This is a very interesting place and I would love to walk and snap photos of all the murals and catchy things especially in the early morning. I am your newest follower and I hope you will follow me too! Thank you.

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    1. I'm pleased to have a new follower (must remember to post more often!)

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  5. Hello Sanna, long time no see:) Had a blogspot blog called artistique, but then moved to wordpress, already some years ago. Saw your name at Tue Treasure:)
    Lovely series here, much to see! These murals are quite good, Especially the young guy in white T-shirt and grey jacket.

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    1. Hi! I have bumped into your blog(s) from time to time, but lost track...
      yeah, I rather wish I had another, close-up, pic of white t-shirt guy ;)

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  6. The traffic patterns may be confusing, but the neighborhood itself looks like fun. Love the Colosseum. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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  8. Murals, sculpture, trees and sunshine . . .a perfect urban stroll (and fingers crossed not the 3rd time my comment appears given the problems I am having with wordpress this morning!)

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    1. Just the one comment!
      Thanks for visiting and strolling along.

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