The name “Transcona” is an amalgam of Transcontinental and Strathcona.
Located in the center of the country, it was where Canada’s second railway housed its maintenance shops, in order to service east and west.
It was built by the Grand Trunk Pacific and the National Transcontinental Railway. The project began in 1908.
Transcona became an official town in 1912.
Transcona became a suburb of Winnipeg in 1972.
Although not involved in the project, Lord Strathcona was heavily involved in building the first railway, the CPR. He drove the last spike into the rails in 1885.
Pics taken by Resa – October 26, 2016
39 thoughts on “Transcona”
They are so beautiful. Talented artists.
It is an interesting and wonderful mural.
What an interesting work. It’s so alive with people doing everyday things. Lovely.
Agree, and the artist is her own uniqueness. I like that!
A great pictorial account of a landmark event, Resa. History is more accessible to so many more when displayed like this. I do love history… 🙂
History…or herstory is wonderful. I love it, too! 😀 😀
fascinating art by this talented artist. She has captured the history of this small town and you have caught it beautifully to share with us. Thank you Resa ❤️
Thank you Holly Heart! The Murals of Winnipeg are outstanding. I try to go every 2 or 3 years to catch up. I’m due for a visit in the next year or so. I think I have about 3 or 4 posts left from last time. 💙
I was in Calgary last July. Do they have any good wall art there?
Yes, they have some! My niece sent me a couple of pieces, so there must be more! She was only there fora few days. Why? Are you going back there? Take a camera!!!!!
I spent a week at a ski resort there in late July. We had a forty minute drive to Find a restaurant. It was so beautiful. Deer and wildlife just everywhere. It was a one time deal. Next time I will go to Montreal. I have pics of Calgary ,i poster them on my old blog.
You will love Montreal!
Old blog? Gone now?
Yes, it was hacked , but it downloaded it to my pc.
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A very soft look, but (to me) the faces look sad.
I had another look. Yes, some could be considered sad, but mostly they seem content, not joyous or jubilant, but content.
I love the art and the changing of the times but the wall and its unevenness add another dimension to it. The sky in particular looks gorgeous as a result.
Hey, Ste J, it is fabulous what walls artists will paint on. This is an old, uneven effect plaster wall. It faces the sun, wind and winter. It is peeling quite a bit, and I still love it. Perhaps, even more!
It must be a challenge to create on such an uneven surface, I wonder if there is a way to preserve such work from the elements?
LOL I live here and didn’t know the history of Trashcona..err Transcona. I see this mural more than any other. It’s my view from one of my client’s windows and the only interesting thing to look at when I go out for a smoke (besides all the people stumbling out of that building since it’s a bar). Good times lol 😉
Yes, good times in Trash…er.. Transcona. LOL! I’m stumbling my way around the alleys of Toronto without you. Miss you!!! xoxo
Another great find dear Resa ! The woman in the first photograph looks PLUM worn out 🥥🍌🍒💖🙂 xoxoxo (I couldn’t find a plum emoji 😉 )
Perhaps the plums are worn out… eh? LOL, just kidding around! (Are you married?)
Sending love all around! _Resa xoxo
Awesomeness! of talent by: Annie Bergen. The culture of kindness and color. 🙂 Beautiful.
Yes, yes, the culture of kindness and color. A beautiful mind sees what you do. Charlie, I adore your 2 new poems. I have just read both, without hesitation. NOW, let’s see where they take me. 😀 x
You’ll be taken into a world like no other. A surrealism of sort. A haven of colorful but yet majestic in its mysticism. 🙂
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Wonderful Resa! Thank you again for sharing. Have a good, sunny weekend. Michael
You are welcome!
Stunning… a remarkable kind of art…. Reminds me of some murals one could see in Buenos Aires city … Hugs ((working on draft, BTW!!: Finally 😉 )) ❤
I’d love to see more Buenos Aires city and its art. 😀 Excited about your next post, and
have fun with that draft! I’m sure it’s more fun than stitching away at Athena’s crinoline. These Goddesses are high maintenance! ❤ hugs ❤
This is very Canadian! I love taking the train through the Rockies.
That is one spectacular ride!!!! ❤
There is so much in this series that speaks to me Resa. Almost like the diner picture with James Dean in it. This is good stuff. 🙂
Yeah, I get what you are saying…. it’s akin to the Boulevard of Broken Dreams. 😀 Yeah… good stuff! 😀
What lovely murals. They have a wonderful tone and feel. Thanks for sharing these murals Resa.
You are welcome!!!!
Each character seems ripe for a story. The uneven wall enhances its charm.
Agree on both counts. Wishing you well!