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post #166 of 1897
I believe that building is in Winnipeg. It's quite nice for an infill condo too.
post #167 of 1897
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what city are you in?

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I believe that building is in Winnipeg. It's quite nice for an infill condo too.

correct, EL72...
post #168 of 1897
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Here's the painting close up. If anyone can tell me anything about it, that would be cool


Can't understand too much of it, but its basically saying (from left to right):

[...] two birds telling good news to two masters
[...] it's peace time
Created on mid fall (luner calendar 8/15th) at xxx's study place.

Seems like a piece of work by some traveling/visiting artist/scholar dedicated to the people who gave him room/board
post #169 of 1897
I think that if I lived in Winnipeg I would want a house and not a condo. I'd feel very secluded and would need a real home theater and a wine cellar to help me drain my sorrows. Otherwise, think The Shining.
post #170 of 1897
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I think that if I lived in Winnipeg I would want a house and not a condo. I'd feel very secluded and would need a real home theater and a wine cellar to help me drain my sorrows. Otherwise, think The Shining.

[narrowmindedcanadianperspectivepost] I promised myself I would not respond to any Winnipeg bashing (and I am surprised it took this long to come out, to tell the truth.. )

However, the 16 foot walls provide a very nice screen for a projector, and accommodating neighbours allow for volume at ungodly levels. Home theatre enough for me.

As for the wine cellar ... well, I need to drink SO much to bear Winnipeg, I have no reason to store the stuff!!

PS: I grew up in Vancouver, and lived several years in Downtown TO... I am fully aware of what I am getting myself into in Winnipeg... [/narrowmindedcanadianperspectivepost]
post #171 of 1897
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[narrowmindedcanadianperspectivepost] I promised myself I would not respond to any Winnipeg bashing (and I am surprised it took this long to come out, to tell the truth.. )

However, the 16 foot walls provide a very nice screen for a projector, and accommodating neighbours allow for volume at ungodly levels. Home theatre enough for me.

As for the wine cellar ... well, I need to drink SO much to bear Winnipeg, I have no reason to store the stuff!!

PS: I grew up in Vancouver, and lived several years in Downtown TO... I am fully aware of what I am getting myself into in Winnipeg... [/narrowmindedcanadianperspectivepost]

haha sorry. Winnipeg is an easy target, sort of like small towns in the US.
I actually went easy on you. My uncle lives in Calgary and you should hear what HE thinks of Winnipeg.
post #172 of 1897
We are still renting so there is a transient feel to our home right now, even after 2 years there. we'll be moving this ear, so hopefully we can then start making the house a home.

Our place is a classic suburban family home. Four bedrooms with a mixture of carpets and polished floorboards. Huge open-space kitchen/family and living areas. Single garage.

Storage room is, not to put too fine a point on it, crap. There simply is not enough for four adults' clutter. We only have one small car, but can't even fit that into the garage. (The house was owned by a family with small children, who tend to need less room).

The biggest hassle is the lack of control. We can't decorate the way we'd like to, can't furnish the place as we'd like (no point) and can't take liberties with the garden. We have been living like this for 6 years, so our own home will feel great when we get there.
post #173 of 1897
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We are still renting so there is a transient feel to our home right now, even after 2 years there. we'll be moving this ear, so hopefully we can then start making the house a home.

Our place is a classic suburban family home. Four bedrooms with a mixture of carpets and polished floorboards. Huge open-space kitchen/family and living areas. Single garage.

Storage room is, not to put too fine a point on it, crap. There simply is not enough for four adults' clutter. We only have one small car, but can't even fit that into the garage. (The house was owned by a family with small children, who tend to need less room).

The biggest hassle is the lack of control. We can't decorate the way we'd like to, can't furnish the place as we'd like (no point) and can't take liberties with the garden. We have been living like this for 6 years, so our own home will feel great when we get there.

I don't understand people with lots of clutter. Every time I do a big clean-up, I throw-out a bit more stuff from my past. I don't see the point in keeping stuff that i hide in boxes and never look at.
post #174 of 1897
It has to do with transience. There is no point, for example, unpacking all my books and sticking them on shelves, because I would then have to fork out for temporary shelving. Rather than invest in furniture for someone else's house, I prefer to buy my own place and then pick furniture that will suit it. With two uni students (one of whom also runs a business), a teacher and a professional in the house, a certain amount of clutter is unavoidable anyway.
post #175 of 1897
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I thought the same thing about the fake grass initially but my wife is a landscape architect and the patio has won a couple of small design awards for use of 'small urban spaces outside' ... so I figure I got no grounds to fight that...

It looks like you have fake-wood floors or is it a photography?
post #176 of 1897
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haha sorry. Winnipeg is an easy target, sort of like small towns in the US.
I actually went easy on you. My uncle lives in Calgary and you should hear what HE thinks of Winnipeg.

No worries.. I have only lived here for 1.5 years but find the self-deprecation in this town incredible... add to it the opinion of outsiders, and I immediately get on the defensive. I actually quite enjoy the place!!

I have a brother in Calgary as well, I am sure I have heard it all by now...

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It looks like you have fake-wood floors or is it a photography?

Do you mean inside or out?

Inside, the floor is a laminate and all the 'accent' wood is baltic birch, outside is some pressure-treated wonder wood (ie pine... )
post #177 of 1897
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No worries.. I have only lived here for 1.5 years but find the self-deprecation in this town incredible... add to it the opinion of outsiders, and I immediately get on the defensive. I actually quite enjoy the place!!

I have a brother in Calgary as well, I am sure I have heard it all by now...



Do you mean inside or out?

Inside, the floor is a laminate and all the 'accent' wood is baltic birch, outside is some pressure-treated wonder wood (ie pine... )

Inside of course. If it looks fake on pictures imagine how it looks in RL. It needs to be all torn-up and replaced with a real thing. Please ,do it for your childrenz.
post #178 of 1897
Some very nice dwellings. I'm only two years out of college and living on my own far from family, but I enjoy the freedom. I'll get there.







post #179 of 1897
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Some very nice dwellings. I'm only two years out of college and living on my own far from family, but I enjoy the freedom. I'll get there.
Very nice, where is this at?
post #180 of 1897
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Originally Posted by aragon765 View Post
No worries.. I have only lived here for 1.5 years but find the self-deprecation in this town incredible... add to it the opinion of outsiders, and I immediately get on the defensive. I actually quite enjoy the place!!

I have a brother in Calgary as well, I am sure I have heard it all by now...



Do you mean inside or out?

Inside, the floor is a laminate and all the 'accent' wood is baltic birch, outside is some pressure-treated wonder wood (ie pine... )

my mother grew up there, and my brother moved their for university and stayed. they love it. I think that it seems like a very livable place. certainly the cost of living is much cheaper than places I have lived.
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