Visiting the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden

Assiniboine Park in the Winter

Spring is definitely in the air and everything is melting here in Winnipeg. We didn’t get much snow this winter so it won’t take long for it to melt. In fact, most of it’s gone already – just give it a couple more days…

Last week, I ventured out to capture the few last days of winter for 2014-2015. It was a gloriously sunny day at minus 29. It’s really true what they say here, “Wait a minute and the weather will change” – because that was one of the last days that was so brutally cold. Truth be told, I won’t miss having to bundled up – nor will I miss having my hands freeze no matter how many pairs of mittens I wear, as I take these pictures.

Assiniboine Park is a large public park in Winnipeg. Since it was such a nice day, there were a lot of people ice skating on the Duck Pond there.

Besides playing fields, an outdoor theatre and a zoo, one of the attractions is the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden. Leo Mol was a Ukrainian Canada who lived in Winnipeg and was a world-renowned stained glass artist and sculptor. After the invasion of the Soviet Union by the Germans in World War II, he had to flee his home, ending up in Winnipeg by 1948. He lived here for the rest of his life until his death in 2009. The City of Winnipeg opened The Leo Mol Sculpture Garden to honour him and to showcase his sculptures.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.