This is a hand painted glass slide taken in 1915 of the rail side of the Dauphin Train Station. The station, built in 1912 by Canadian Northern Railways, has been gloriously preserved and houses offices and the Dauphin Rail Museum. Watch my short video of Dauphin’s train station.
Slide images like this were created by the Department of Immigration and Colonization in Ottawa and used to attract European immigrants to Canada.
I had an opportunity to take some photographs of Winnipeg yesterday from the rooftop of the Fort Garry Hotel. It was a clear warm day, blue prairie sky overhead, perfect Manitoba summer weather.
This is a view looking north toward the core.
The Via Railway Station at Broadway and Main Street is in the centre with the Museum of Human Rights under construction behind it.
This view to the east shows The Forks and the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, located just beyond the black bridge right centre.
This view looks southeast.
Another view of The Forks with the Promenade Louis Riel over the river visible on the left. There is a Salsbury House restaurant at the middle of the bridge, which spans the Red River.