Sunday, July 20, 2014

An Odd Place For An Inuit Inukshuk

I went down to Macdonald-Cartier International Airport on the outskirts of the city some weeks ago. The place has been through a lot of renovations in recent years.

This inukshuk stands amid a reflecting pool near the top of the main terminal.

It is typical of the Inuit people of the Arctic, and an unusual but good spot to find one. 

I have more from inside the terminal tomorrow.


  1. I had to look up the word inukshuk. You're right, the last place you'd look for one would be inside an airport!

  2. OK, this was completely unexpected, I obviously like it and I am also curious to know something more about it!

  3. It's nice to find a surprise when you have your camera handy.

  4. I do kinda admire the Inuit people.

  5. so fancy. i have only been in a couple - this one is by far the more creative. ( :

  6. Imagine that! A pool at an airport and a place to reflect. One might think it was a destination rather than simply a point of departure. :-)

  7. I'd never heard of inukshuks before. I learned something new today, thanks !

  8. Same here. I had no idea what it was!

  9. I find pools of water of fountains indoors quite soothing. I think this one is there for a few reasons.

  10. "Inukshuk", I've learned something new today. I did not know that was the name of these stone statues or cairns. And, we have one on the grounds of the Heard Museum here.

  11. @Linda: I thought so!

    @Tamera: and yet it seems to fit in.

    @VP: I should have taken a shot of the nearby panel. I'll look up something today and add it to tomorrow's blog.

    @Andy: it really is.

    @Gerald: they live a hard life at times.

    @Beth: this was the first time I've been down there in a couple of years.

  12. @Revrunner: they really did good work in the renovation process.

    @Nathalie: you're welcome.

    @Norma: I'm quite used to them.

    @Tex: thanks!

    @Birdman: it does have a calming effect.

    @Hilary: thank you.

    @Sharon: they tend to have cropped up far from where they originated in the last thirty or so years.

  13. It's new to me too. Interesting!

  14. Never seen this place before so it's good to have the tour!

  15. I wouldn't expect to find one here, though I'd certainly be happy to encounter it at an airport...anything to brighten an airport experience!

  16. Interesting find there. When I lived in Fairbanks, the airport lobby had a full, mounted polar bear and a full, mounted grizzly bear in the main terminal and still does I believe. When people arrive, that is what they see when going in and out of the building.

  17. Oh Canada!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    =^..^= <3

  18. @Marleen: I always like to see an inukshuk.

    @RedPat: the reason I came down I'll show tomorrow!

    @Kay: there is a saying that airports look pretty much the same as another, particularly if you're coming off a long flight. So something that breaks up the usual look is welcome.

    @Bill: now that I'd like to see.

    @Cloudia: thank you!

  19. Once I looked up the word, then, yes, it did make sense.

  20. I always enjoy the interesting things you find in airports.

  21. Look at all the places you go to. Neato.

  22. I love our airport! Hubby used to work for the airlines. He doesn't like flying, either!
    I'm a bit behind visiting blogs... I've used up my bandwidth quota for the month, with posts on grandkids... sigh. They're slowing me down. It takes forever to download all your photos, but I love them.

  23. @Mari: they're an old part of our country.

    @Denise: thank you.

    @Cheryl: it is!

    @Whisk: thank you.

    @Jennifer: thanks!

    @Jose: thank you.