Wednesday, August 22, 2012

the romance of the river

Winnipeg lies at the merging point of two rivers, a place of trade and sharing, of stories and histories.  Taking the river boat has always been a special treat, a simple 3 minute ride through the city's heart with nothing but the sound of a motor and the wind. People walking along the river walk, waving at the passersby. The water here is so temperamental, always flooding in the spring, bringing danger and destruction, prohibiting us access to it. But when the river is low, the people take hold, and it becomes my favourite part of the city again.

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