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janper44



Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,625
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Another weekly theme that allows for several interpretations and on a visit to the Manitoba Museum I found a Inukshuk which I thought fit the weekly theme perfectly.


Dispersed throughout the vastness of the Canadian Arctic are numerous stone figures. These features are known as inukshuit (singular inukshuk), an Inuit work meaning something acting in the capacity of man or something resembling a person. The inukshuit can be found standing alone, arranged in groups or aligned in long rows extending for several miles in low lying areas, on prominent heights of land and along coastlines.


Varying in size, complexity and location these structures were part of caribou hunting strategy, served as land and water navigational aids, campsite markers and were reminders of special occasions.


A red inukshuk adorns the flag of Nunavut is the largest, and northernmost territory of Canada. It was separated officially from the Northwest Territories on April 1, 1999.


CS5 auto tone


f4 1/30 27mm


Taken on July 10, 2015.
· Date: Sun August 13, 2017 · Views: 97 ·
Keywords: Inukshuk, written in stone
Camera Make / Model: Nikon D7100
Lens Make / Focal Length: AF-S Nikkor 18-140mm
Filter / Type Used: uv
Flash / Type Used: n/a
Event e.g. Grand Prix, Birthday, Sunrise: Manitoba Museum visit
State / County / Area Image taken: Winnipeg, Mb.
Processing Software Applications Used
CS5
Country Image Taken
Canada

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olddingo

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,744
Sun August 13, 2017 6:59am

A great interpretation Jan, what an interesting piece of work,
David
John.L.

Registered: June 2013
Posts: 1,698
Fri August 18, 2017 2:49pm

This certainly fits the theme this week Jan. We have quite a lot of Antique programs here in the UK Bargain Hunt is on every lunchtime, Flog It, The Antiques Road show etc, and it's not unusual to see a piece of Folk Art from the Inuit people of the Canadian Northwest Artic. Your picture reminded me of that!!

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