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Photo: Noble Viking Statue Town Of Gimli Manitoba Canada

A Noble Viking statue stands on the shores of Lake Winnipeg looking toward the town of Gimli in the Province of Manitoba, Canada, a reminder of the town's historic Icelandic background.

Gimli, in the province of Manitoba, Canada is located about 75 kilometres north of Winnipeg, the capital city of Manitoba. A rural little community on the western shore of the southern end of Lake Winnipeg Gimli has a population of around 6,000.

In 1870 some Icelandic settlers decided to make Gimli their home, and today the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba draws over 30,000 visitors to the town. It is the longest running festival of its kind in Canada. The idea for the noble Viking statue, which stands on the shore of Lake Winnipeg, was born in 1967 to commemorate the upcoming Cenntenial. Designed by a University of Manitoba professor, Gissur Eliasson and created by a gifted sculptor, George Barone, from a special mixture of fibreglass, marble dust and resin. ... continue below the picture...


Noble Viking Statue Town Of Gimli Manitoba Canada

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... Standing 15 feet tall, the Viking has his back to the lake as if he has just landed on the shore, and is looking toward Gimli with hope for the future.

Manitoba has the largest population of Iceland ancestry in Canada, about 26,000, and the New Iceland Heritage Museum tells interesting tales of the first settlers. Gimli has a large fresh-water fishing industry, as well as being home to the Crown Royal distillery. During the summer months there are cottage dwellers along the lake shore, and hotels and restaurants to please the many visitors who come to enjoy this charming little area of Manitoba.

Viking statue along the Lake Winnipeg waterfront in the town of Gimli, Manitoba, Canada.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/5.0, exposure time of 1/320 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 70mm.

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Noble Viking Statue Town Of Gimli Manitoba Canada
A Noble Viking statue stands on the shores of Lake Winnipeg looking toward the town of Gimli in the Province of Manitoba, Canada, a reminder of the town's historic Icelandic background.
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Rolf Hicker
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50° 37' 48.681958762887'' N

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