Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Vancouver 3

Totem poles Stanley Park Vancouver.
A little lip gloss
Some mascara
Ready for the day

Stanley Park is home to a wide variety of monuments but there are none 
more visited than the totem poles displayed at Brockton Point. In fact, 
these totems are the most-visited tourist attraction in all of BC! 

These totem poles are wonderful pieces of BC First Nations artistry. 
Four of the original totems were from Alert Bay on Vancouver Island; 
additional pieces were from the Queen Charlotte Islands and Rivers 
Inlet on the central coast of BC. 

Because many of the original totems were carved as early as the 1880's, 
they have been sent to museums for preservation. The totems you see at Brockton Point
 today are new ones commissioned or loaned to the park between 1986 and 1999.
~ Bernard

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