🏒GO JETS 🏒 #WPGWhiteOut

The WINNIPEG JETS are in the Western Conference final. I’ve been a fan of the “Jets” since 2014. Sherrie has me all wound up!

Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen

This mural features the “Golden Jet” Bobby Hull whose slapshot was once clocked at 152.9 km/h. He was the first player in the NHL to sign a million dollar deal.

Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen

This mural also features Sherri’s fave, Teemu Selanne, inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen

Selanne Returned to Winnipeg for game six & got a standing ovation!

Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen

Bobby Hull & others have also returned to Winnipeg in the heat of the playoffs. “It’s going to be a hell of a game” says Bobby!

Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen

Pics taken by: Resa – October 3, 2012

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

I hear Burton Cummings will sing our National Anthem at the next game.

Burton, is a much loved son of Winnipeg.

 

Medicine Wheel Mural

This mural at 619 Broadway is full of aboriginal imagery.

Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth

It has a giant medicine wheel of grandfather stories and the animals from the Seven Sacred Teachings.

Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth

The animals are: Eagle, Buffalo, Bear, Saskquatch, Beaver, Wolf, Turtle.

Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth

The animals all have MEANINGS

Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth

I’ve been showing highlights and all animals working left to right.

Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
http://schools.cbe.ab.ca/b244/seven.htm
http://schools.cbe.ab.ca/b244/seven.htm
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth

Pics taken by: Resa – April 16, 2014

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The Murals of Winnipeg

Bobby Hull – Golden Jet

It’s Hockey season! This year I’m now a fan of the “Winnipeg Jets”. Sherrie has me all wound up!

Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen

This mural features the “Golden Jet” Bobby Hull whose slapshot was once clocked at 152.9 km/h

Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen

He was the first player in the NHL to sign a million dollar deal.

Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen

He shoots!

Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen

He scores!

Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen

Pics taken by: Resa – October 3, 2012

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The Murals of Winnipeg

Sunnyside Beach Amusement Park – 1922 – 1954

This was a very famous place in it’s day.

Artist: Walter Rushton
Artist: Walter Rushton

In 1923 they had the “Water Nymph’s” Contest. It was advertised in the papers and more men than women showed up.

Artist: Walter Rushton
Artist: Walter Rushton

The Bathing Pavillion you see below is still in existence, although now a fun restaurant on the beach.


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Between the Pavillion and Toronto’s now renovated “Palais Royale”, where Count Basie, Duke Ellington and many greats played (Even the Stones played there much later)….

 

Artist: Walter Rushton
Artist: Walter Rushton

…. was a boardwalk & the most modern midway with rides, games and food. The Roller Coaster was the biggest in the world, and made of wood.

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The next 2 shots attempt to show the entire mural, but don’t. It’s longer than I could capture.

Artist: Walter Rushton
Artist: Walter Rushton

It’s painted in an Impressionistic style on stucco, which makes for more photography woes. Also it’s at least 12 years faded.

Artist: Walter Rushton
Artist: Walter Rushton

The Beach Park is painted in the center of 3 strips. Above you have an early air show. Below is a painted garden.

Artist: Walter Rushton
Artist: Walter Rushton

 

It’s bordered by a parkette, and the summer they fill it with  the same flowers that the artist painted on the mural.

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Many historical writings say  the beloved Toronto Amusement Park was burned down, an act of arson to make way for the Gardner Expressway. I’d love to back in time and spend a day here!

Artist: Walter Rushton
Artist: Walter Rushton

Pics taken by Resa, on October 15, 2012 & March 16, 2014

Toronto, Canada

Majestic Moose

Look what Sherrie found in Vermillion Bay, Ontario.

Artist: B.H. Penner - Photo © Sherrie Yager
Artist: B.H. Penner – Photo © Sherrie Yager

Sherrie found this  while on vaycay in the Lake of the Woods area, pretty much in the middle of nowhere. One more mural to come! Thank you Sherrie darling!

Artist: B.H. Penner - Photo © Sherrie Yager
Artist: B.H. Penner – Photo © Sherrie Yager

Pics taken by Sherrie Yager, on September 7, 2014

Vermillion Bay, Ontario, Canada

Islington Village – 1912

Here’s  an Historical Mural on Dundas West in Islington Village.

Artist: John Kuna
Artist: John Kuna

I posted a piece of it over a year ago. Sepia Horse Reflected Time to post the entire mural.

Artist: John Kuna
Artist: John Kuna

 There are 2 Sepia Tone murals at this location. 100 Years Ago was posted about a year ago.

Artist: John Kuna
Artist: John Kuna
Artist: John Kuna
Artist: John Kuna
Artist: John Kuna
Artist: John Kuna

Pics taken by Resa, on April 28, 2013

Toronto, Ontario, Canada