Each year, we lose some good outdoor art in Winnipeg. For the year indicated, here's a last look at, a last goodbye to some of the artwork that has disappeared that year.

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538 Ellice Avenue   

This 2001 rendering was by Signs and Wonders, with sponsorship by Winnipeg Development Agreement and the West End BIZ. The installation was removed in 2013 in favour of a new Mural at this location.
Original notes follow:

The China mural depicts several aspects of Chinese cultural heritage. In both bottom corners you will notice women in traditional dress. The women in the left side are in traditional Northern dress while the lady in the south is from the Southern region and possibly the Kunming region of China.

Along the middle of the mural is the Great Wall of China perhaps one of China's most famous sites. It was originally built to keep out the Mongols but was unsuccessful. Legend has it that the Great Wall of China is the only visible manmade object from the moon unfortunately this is not true. However it can be see from the space shuttle in a low orbit of the earth. Along the top of the mural you will find 2 dragons, which represents royalty, wealth and power. Most Eastern Dragons are beautiful, friendly, and wise. They are the embodiment of the concept of Yang and are worshipped as the angels of the Orient. Temples and shrines have been built to honor them, for they control the rain, rivers, lakes, and seas. This is the gate to the Forbidden City, "Gu Gong" in Chinese. It was the Imperial Palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties, is now known as the Palace Museum, and is the world's largest palace complex covering 74 hectares of land.

Source: West End BIZ Mural Tour notes