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Captured over the Red River in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada….Better seen fullscreen
Canon XTi, w 55mm Lens, AV 14.0, Shutter speed 1/500, ISO 200
HDR enhanced, hand held…1 RAW image blending 3 exposures…tone curved in Photomatix Pro 4.0
The Esplanade Riel is a pedestrian bridge located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada designed by Colin Douglas Stewart of Wardrop Engineering and Étienne Gaboury, Architect and completed in 2003. It spans the Red River connecting downtown Winnipeg with St. Boniface. It is paired with a vehicular bridge, Provencher Bridge. The bridge is only one of a few in the world in that it has a restaurant (Salisbury House) on it, giving patrons an excellent view of the river and in its rarely seen structure.
It frequently attracts visitors, young and old and is widely considered a Winnipeg landmark. The restaurant chain was initially founded in Downtown Winnipeg in 1931 by Ralph Erwin and was named for the Salisbury steak. Erwin, who disliked the name hamburger, named his burger a “NIP” (which he considered was a nip of Salisbury steak). There are now 20 Salisbury Houses in Winnipeg and the surrounding area.
They are owned by a group of local investors, among whom is the musician BURTON CUMMINGS (born December 31, 1947) is a Canadian musician and songwriter. A gifted showman, he was the lead singer for the Canadian rock band The Guess Who.
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