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Great Plains of North America

Unique Buildings Of The World

Location: Captured in the early morning in the east end of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

The Winnipeg Royal Canadian Mint is our high-tech, high-volume manufacturing facility. Every single Canadian circulation coin is produced here – literally billions each year. Established in 1976, the Winnipeg plant occupies a 14,864 m2 state-of-the-art facility. Upon completion, it was very clear that this new facility was completely different from the facility in Ottawa. Architect Etienne Gaboury designed a striking sight with its triangular form soaring above the flat prairie. (Note: E. Gaboury was Design Architect; Number Ten Architectural Group was Project Architect.) The RCM facility in Winnipeg started to manufacture coins, and the facility was officially opened in 1976. The Winnipeg branch of the Royal Canadian Mint allowed Ottawa to concentrate solely on collector coins while the Winnipeg mint would produce the entire supply of circulation coins. However the Winnipeg plant produced collector coins too for 2 years from 1998 to 2000…Note: All of the Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for the 2010 Winter Olmypics were made here in Winnipeg

Camera Details: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC Wide Angle Lens, Aperture exp 16.0, Shutter speed 1/200, ISO 400

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building, canada, landscape, larry, manitoba, mint, trupp, umpa1, winnipeg, unique

A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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Comments

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaover 4 years ago

    Spectacular capture Larry. Nice info as usual. Actually the Winnipeg plant produced collector coins too for 2 years from 1998 to 2000. I know as I worked on them myself.

  • Thanks Teresa
    I appreciate your visit, and I will add the additional inf you gave to the description. much appreciated friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 4 years ago
    Wow this is a stunning and very informative shot Larry, Brilliant, can’t you get a job there?hehe
  • Thanks Malcolm
    Much appreciated friend…My job of retirement is all I can handle right now …thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 4 years ago

    Man this is stunning Larry, great tones and cpature. A Mint of a Pic… Don.

  • Good Afternoon Don
    Thanks for the fave
    And your kind remarks, much appreciated friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...over 4 years ago

    fantastic shot Larry. What a beautiful building

  • Thanks Dave
    much appreciated my friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • Susan Vinson
    Susan Vinsonover 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot and love the brilliant colors! ~:)

  • Hi Cinderelli
    Nice to meet you
    Thanks for popping by
    And leaving your kind comments

    – Larry Trupp

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1over 4 years ago

  • Thanks Gina
    I appreciate the fave
    And your kind remarks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 4 years ago

    What a wonderfully designed building! Beautiful capture and very interesting write up, Larry!

  • Thanks Mike
    I appreciate your kind remarks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 4 years ago

    Larry, this is awesome, the color, composition, everything. Well done. Barb

  • Thanks Barbara
    I appreciate your kind remarks

    – Larry Trupp

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 4 years ago

    Fave Fave Fave – superb shot Larry – excellent work.

  • Thanks Gary
    I appreciate your kind remarks
    BTW thanks for the fave as well

    – Larry Trupp

  • whisperjo
    whisperjoover 4 years ago

    A SUPER DUPER image Larry! Looks HDR! An fav. for me!

  • Good Afternoon Anne-Marie
    Thanks for the fave
    And your kind remarks, much appreciated friend

    – Larry Trupp

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