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CourtneyGQuinn
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posted 15 October 2005 08:19 AM      Profile for CourtneyGQuinn     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Calgary has its "Red Mile" district...

i've been doing alot of walking around Winnipeg recently...methinks this city needs some artwork...some bright lights...here's what i'm thinking could be done for relatively cheaply....why not buy a few thousand dollars of blue and green LED lights and excentuate the city?....anyone from Winnipeg think of this (or anyone that's visited)....right now you can buy 150 feet of LED lights for $200....why not spend a few thousand dollars and string green and blue LED lights through-out the city?.....2 of the biggest/boldest buildings in Winnipeg are green (Investors Group building and CanWest building)...lets go further with the artistic endevour....LED lights are relatively cheap to buy and don't cost that much to operate (less power cost then traditional lighting)....as i walk around aimlessly throughout Winnipeg i ponder which building might be strung with green and blue LEDS....Winnipeg residents...think of the big, brown smokestake near the Health Science Centre...what if such a structure was outfitted with a couple of hundred dollars worth of green and blue LEDS strings?...what if the smokestack/chimney near the new MTS centre was strung up with some blue/green LED's srings?...there's so many bland/boring/bleak buildings throughout Winnipeg that could use some color....i'm thinking from Portage Place mall to Polo Park mall should be excentuated with a few thousand worth of green/blue LEDS.....there's so many standard looking buildings in Winnipeg that could use some color....

Calgary has its "red mile"...Winnipeg should buy a few thousand worth of green/blue LEDS to make this city unique...


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CourtneyGQuinn
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posted 15 October 2005 08:46 AM      Profile for CourtneyGQuinn     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
perhaps someone that's lived in Winnipeg longer than i can tell me why one of the best advertsing/artistic places in Winnipeg is such an eyesore...think about the Portage Ave and Memorial Blvd location....the United Army Surplus store.....why the fuck does that building have a big, empty array of steel scaffoldling above the sructure?....i mean....that location probably has one of the biggest traffic eyeballs viewing that location in the city...yet there's a gigantic, empty, ugly steel structure....i'm guessing that in the past there used to be advertising being viewed from said structure...why is it now an empty eyesore?...thousands of cars stop at traffic lights and view that ugly represenation of Winnipeg...why isn't it being used for art and/or advertising?....tear that shit down or do something with it


here's another structure that ain't being used to its fullest potential....why doesn't the Radisson building on Portage have a big ad/art spectical?....looking both east and west from stoplights on Portage...the Radisson builing could be used to portray art/ads from either way...think of Times Square in New York (next time a Winnipegger is walking down Portage Ave...look up at the vacant facade of that building and think how it might be used/utilized)...there's so many ways that Winnipeg could spruce up its image for relatively cheap...why not?


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Hawkins
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posted 15 October 2005 11:46 AM      Profile for Hawkins     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Is it christmas yet?

Are you goign to get that light crazzy guy on the street to string them up as well? Usually it doesn't looks as artistic as it does crazy.


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skdadl
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posted 15 October 2005 11:58 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hawkins, for making the first premature reference to Christmas on babble this year, you are going straight to babblehell!
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abnormal
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posted 15 October 2005 12:07 PM      Profile for abnormal   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
You're right. No references to Christmas are allowed until after Halloween. That's a full two weeks away!!!
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skdadl
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posted 15 October 2005 12:38 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
And I hate Hallowe'en. So no references to Hallowe'en either.
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Hawkins
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posted 15 October 2005 12:51 PM      Profile for Hawkins     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Are you trying to tell me your christmas shopping isn't done yet?
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posted 15 October 2005 01:03 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
GAAAAAAAH!
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CourtneyGQuinn
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posted 16 October 2005 08:30 PM      Profile for CourtneyGQuinn     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
since when have the colors green and blue been associated with Christmas?....is blue the new red?

and all i'm saying is that Winnipeg could add a little color to otherwise drab looking buildings by sprucing up with a little color...the MTS building in downtown Winnipeg already has a string of blue lights accentuating/adding color to an otherwise boring building....why not follow suit and make Winnipeg know as the city with blue and green lights?.....smokestacks, highrises, microwave towers....Winnipeg could spend a little money to add a little color...why not?

and btw...the title talking about blue and green algae refers to the blue and green algae bloom occuring in Lake Winnipeg right now....after reading the Sunday edition of the Free Press and seeing a picture of some guy skiming his hand through the blue green algae stew floating on the surface....something occured to me....why deosn't Lake Winnipeg buy some boats that skim off the surface layer of algae polluting the lake?....i saw a show on History channel last week that talked about a vessel by utilized on a river in Scotland...the vessel is tasked with skimming off floating debris like wood, pop cans/bottles and other waste clogging the river system....why doesn't Lake Winnipeg have a boat that skims/cleans off the algae?....a nylon/cloth filter could be used to scoop vast amounts of algae

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koan brothers
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posted 16 October 2005 09:20 PM      Profile for koan brothers     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
since when have the colors green and blue been associated with Christmas?....is blue the new red?

Since this.


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deBeauxOs
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posted 16 October 2005 09:47 PM      Profile for deBeauxOs     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
A few years ago I visited Winnipeg in November - don't ask, it was for a family event. I was astounded at the number of balconies on highrise apartments that featured garish Christmas light displays. Icicle strands, brightly blinking wreaths, halucinogenic combinations of crèche scenes, Santa, the reindeers and Frosty, festooned with every imaginable colour bulb available.

When I politely asked if this was a cultural thing, I was told that it was a climate-specific strategy. Fact or fiction? In any event, it still did not explain why most were turned on in early November!!!


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Raos
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posted 16 October 2005 10:34 PM      Profile for Raos     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Um, why aren't endless strands of LED's being put up in cities? Well, for one it would look cheap, for two, I think cities have enough of a light pollution problem associated with them. I don't think we should be making it worse.
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CourtneyGQuinn
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posted 16 October 2005 11:09 PM      Profile for CourtneyGQuinn     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Raos---

let me guess...all your clothing is either black, grey, brown or white?....and every time you drive past a building that has any color you shudder....you probably stay clear of Calgary's red mile...and you definately avoid Las Vegas or Times Square because there's too much color?


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