We spent Christmas in Saskatoon with family and although we’ve been back a couple of days now, I’m just getting to my photos now. It’ll take a good while to sort them all out – I took a lot as usual.
One of the highlights for me of the trip this year was going to the Western Development Museum. The main reason I wanted to go was because they have an exhibit there of a series of window displays that I remember from my childhood. They were originally built for Eaton’s in Winnipeg in 1946 and I first saw them probably in the early 1980s when they were displayed in Saskatoon’s Midtown Plaza. I remember them only hazily but I remember them as being something special.
The displays are as cute as I remember them, and I’m glad my children will now have memories (if only through photographs) of them too. My nephew Liam also came with us.
We ended up meeting Stu and his girlfriend Christina at the Museum too. They are pictured below in front of the Hardware Store.
Of everything at the Museum, I think that Ren enjoyed the model trains the most. There are quite a few models and train sets there, and he was in awe of each and every one. Claire liked them quite a bit too. You wouldn’t believe how fast she spotted a train car carrying actual candy canes! I think she wanted to eat them. Yuck, those candy canes have probably been there for decades!
For all of the photos on this post, except for two, I went without flash and instead used only the minimal available light. I had to push my ISO as high as 3200 but I kind of like the dark, graininess of these photos. I used flash for the photo of Ren on the steam engine and for our little group shot in front of the Christmas tree.
More Saskatoon photos to follow in a day or two.