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Photo: Rose Coloured Glass Exterior Royal Canadian Mint Building Winnipeg Manitoba

The sun bounces off the glass of the Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg, Manitoba and the outside of the glass is a rose colour and so the building looks pink. The Winnipeg facility was an addition to the main Mint in Ottawa.

The exterior of the Winnipeg Royal Canadian Mint building is rose in colour and shows off even more rose colour when the sun is shining on the glass. This is the second Royal Canadian Mint building in Canada; the first being in Ottawa.

It wasn't until 1960 that the Finance Minister at the time, decided that there was a need for another facility in which to produce Canadian coins, and at first it was thought that the new building was going to be in Ontario. It wasn't until 1971 that this building in Winnipeg was actually approved to be built.

This building differs greatly from the original building in Ottawa. It was designed by architect Etienne Gaboury, and he designed this tall triangular building that is noticeable and stands out against the flat Winnipeg landscape. ... continue below the picture...



Rose Coloured Glass Exterior Royal Canadian Mint Building Winnipeg Manitoba

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... He used this rose coloured glass on the outside to make the building stand out even more and become a recognizable landmark against the Winnipeg sky.

This mint started producing coins in 1976 and produces the entire supply of circulation coins for the country. Anyone can visit the mint for a guided tour to see how it works and you can also buy coins produced there from their gift shop.

Rose coloured glass exterior of the Royal Canadian Mint Building, City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/11.0, exposure time of 1/40 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 153mm.

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Rose Coloured Glass Exterior Royal Canadian Mint Building Winnipeg Manitoba
The sun bounces off the glass of the Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg, Manitoba and the outside of the glass is a rose colour and so the building looks pink. The Winnipeg facility was an addition to the main Mint in Ottawa.
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Rolf Hicker
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