Monday, March 16, 2009

Frozen Horses

We watched "My Winnipeg" last night, a strange documentary on the directors home town of Winnipeg. I don't recommend it, but he told a short story(among many) about a part of Winnipeg history that is still stuck in my head this morning! The towns race track barn caught on fire on one of the coldest days that year, and all the horses ran into the river to escape the fire. It was so cold, that they remained frozen there for months! As horrifying as THAT is, what's even more disturbing was that it became a place for the towns people to stroll, admiring the frozen horses. I'll just leave you with that.

1 comment:

  1. Judging by the woman's hairstyle, looks like it was in the 1920's.