Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Saskatoon in January

For my readers in different climates, I thought you might like to see some pictures of Saskatoon in mid-winter. These were taken on January 19th, 2011. There was a cloudless sky and a full moon. It must have been the middle of the night because the temperature was -33C with a windchill of -43C. We have a river through the middle of the city and these were taken from the east riverbank looking west across the river.

I like to give credit where credit is due and asked the person who sent me the photos if she could identify the photographer. She e-mailed her source who e-mailed... you get the picture. BD told EC who told my friend MH to "Just use it!" At some point someone provided this information: "Those pictures came from a former city policeman - I emailed back to ask who took them - if it was him & all he emailed back was 'would I lie?' -  & he is a jokester, so I really don't know who needs credit."

UPDATE, 2014 August 7 : these fabulous photos were taken by Bruce A. Johnson. You can see more of his work here.
The "fog" you see is vapor rising from the river and from various heating systems.
Looking at part of the downtown section of Saskatoon from across the South Saskatchewan River.

The Bessborough Hotel, the grande dame of local hotels, a castle on the prairies.


  1. Thanks for taking the time to post these wonderful pics!! The lights and erie fog and vapors with that fabulous moon - lots of 'mood' to get wrapped up in.....

  2. Looks like some of those buildings could use a goood dose of insulation in the roof. Looks like lots of heat is escaping... doesn't it? A really ethereal look at a city though... an artistic pic. Thanks for sharing it.

  3. Beautiful pics! Love the middle one with the full moon. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Was playing with some of my images in the search tonight to see where they have ended up. Great little write up. When I shot this it was very, very cold and I lasted about 5 mins outside. Thanks for all the nice comments. The original is here:

    1. Aha, so it's NOT a former city policeman! Thanks for letting us know who really did take these marvelous photos!