Category: Regina

Architectural Art

Architectural Art

My home city doesn’t have much in the way of outstanding architecture, but we do have a mix of old and new styles. I especially like the details on some of the older buildings like the coat of arms on the examples above and below.

Of course there are some ultra modern buildings covered with mirror-like glass.

There are a few old style churches that have undergone expansion and restoration throughout the years, and our legislative building has undergone extensive rehabilitation, including the replacement of the copper dome four years ago, that has now darkened to its permanent colour.

Here’s a close-up of the detailed sculpture above the columns.

The Legislative building was started in 1908, and someday I’ll have to do a post on its elegant interior.

This isn’t really architecture, but I love the ironwork on this door, the decorative tiles and marble on the entry floor, and the aged brick facade.
I love to find new examples of artistry and creativity in local buildings, and wonder about what inspired the architects and builders.

Alley Door Art Project – Part IV

Alley Door Art Project – Part IV

This is a continuation of a series of posts featuring the works of provincial artists that were chosen to be part of the city of Regina’s Alley Door Art Project. The doors are located in the downtown district, and are a lovely change from the usual gang graffiti and that of vandals.

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A Park Discovered

A Park Discovered

I was happy to discover another beautiful park within my city’s limits. A.E. Wilson Park has it all: trails, a playground, bridges, a water park, wildlife, and meandering through it, a creek. Come explore with me.

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Some areas here are quite rustic and natural, others have expansive, scrupulously maintained grassy areas. Along the trails are many benches for those who want to rest and breathe in the fresh air while enjoying the scenery.

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Birds are by far, the most prevalent type of wildlife. I saw several Goose families as I walked one of the winding trails.

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Some kayaks drifted lazily around the little islets within the park.

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Because of Covid-19, the playground was eerily quiet. The date had not been set for the reopening of play parks as of May 28, when I last visited here.

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All around were blooming shrubs and trees. Their scents filled the air.
I will come walk here again. There are more trails to walk, and sights to discover.