October 2006

07 Oct

What a cracking holiday we had in Canada as our colleagues were starting the Autumn term and we had retired!    These very beautiful First Nations’ Totem Poles are in Stanley Park, Vancouver.

in Vancouver

In Vancouver


Posted by on October 7, 2014 in Uncategorized


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2 responses to “October 2006

  1. Hudson Howl

    October 8, 2014 at 3:23 am

    Eh! I hope you enjoyed the west coast back in 2006. I was in Vancouver in September of 2006.

    Cool, are they not.. When I was gone to ‘parts unknown’, Vancouver was one of my stops along the way. Your totems are still there, greeting visitors with respect and kindness. The Haida peoples of Queen Charlotte Islands, though the name was changed to Haida Gwaii and the Tlingit further on up the Northwest coast have always fascinated me. In their totems, in their traditions and oral stories depicting mans relationship with nature and creation. There are some interesting documentaries funded by National Film Board of Canada on Haida culture and the artists who brought it back from near extinction, beginning with Charles Edenshaw in the early 1900’s then Bill Reid (he made it fashionable, though am not sure if that is a good thing or not) and there are many going strong currently featured regularly in documents and periodicals.

    Indecently, the sunsets in ‘The Numbers In My Sundown’ post were taken in the Strait of Georgia north west of Vancouver. And the bottom three photos in ‘Rainbows are Meant To Be Rode’ near the northern end of Haida Gwaii.

    You know, if you think about it, blogging, writing, poetry, photography etc etc., the things we create become our own personal totems.

  2. Deb

    October 7, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    The totems are great, aren’t they. We drive through Vancouver all the time en route to our place in the Gulf Islands. Did you see the totems in Thunderbird Park in Victoria as well?


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