Friday, March 11, 2016

Visions Of The North

Some more images from the last weekend of Winterlude in Confederation Park. That included this display of  furs, which I found interesting.


I also wanted to show the individual panels in the wall of ice I've shown previously, showing scenes of Canada's far north.

33 comments:

  1. I like your blog header, very beautiful and colourful! Interesting to know more about fur from Winterlude.

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  2. I assume the fur trappers were First Nations people? The far north seems a beautiful world unto itself.

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  3. Some individual panels look very good.

    Tomás.

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  4. The display of furs is really interesting, William !
    And I like your new header photo !

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  5. neat reflections too! i love the shot of the lady smiling. ( :

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  6. I'm with Karl. Love reading the display. I could spend a lot of time there. Plus, love the header photo. Tulip time, soon!

    Janis
    GDP

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  7. Love those pictures in the wall of ice!
    Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

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  8. Amazing vistas on the panels William, the furs don't seem to be moving along very fast :)

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  9. You show some very soft tanned furs. "raw" fur is much different as it's very stiff and not very flexible.

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  10. @Nancy: thanks!

    @Kay: they did look of First Nations descent.

    @Tomas: thank you!

    @Karl: we in southern areas don't really see the fur trade, but at one time it was critical to the country.

    @Beth: I did too.

    @Janis: soon being a question of time- it could be a bit early, in late April, but no matter what, it's weeks away.

    @Tamago: thank you!

    @Norma: they are, yes.

    @Grace: well, they weren't for sale!

    @Sharon: it's an interesting way to display them, putting them in ice.

    @Red: I've only seen them along these lines, but I know there's a lot of work that goes into the process.

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  11. The panels are quite interesting especially the way they are displayed!

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  12. There's so much beauty in Canada! Good that these photos try to show some of that (for the people who will never get that far north).

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  13. I am sure this is very interesting!

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  14. Fabulous photos! The coats in the first shot would certainly keep them warm. Lovely people and especially enjoyed the lady with the big smile in the last photo.

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  15. neat way to display the photos.

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  16. Love!
    The first pic just reminded me of Tadoussac...

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  17. I would have found that first booth interesting too.
    I have just gone back through your Ottawa posts. Looks like you are have an interesting and maybe fun time there. Thank you for sharing all your sites.

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  18. @RedPat: they did something similar last year with a Canadian flag encased in ice.

    @Halcyon: many of us will never get up into the Arctic.

    @VP: it was!

    @Denise: they would have been warm!

    @Tex: I certainly liked it.

    @Ciel: thanks!

    @Tammie: I assumed so!

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  19. Those images look so amazing set in a frame of ice. Those furs look not only thick but quite weighty.

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  20. I like those hooded coats with the fur trim :).

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  21. The panels are interesting. I like the way they are set up.

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  22. I think I would have enjoyed that fireplace.

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  23. Love the photos and your new banner. So pretty.

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  24. I find the northern people interesting , lovely photos and your header is wonderful ! Thanks for sharing , have a good weekend !

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  25. @Gemma: I imagine they would be.

    @Lauren: they're quite distinctive.

    @Bill: I did too.

    @Revrunner: it was warm.

    @Whisk: thanks!

    @Country Gal: thanks!

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  26. That is how I prefer seeing the cold, far Northwest. Looking at great photographs.

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  27. A wall of ice? No wonder it's cold! Weather dude said it's coming down from up North.

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  28. Fascinating pictures, but being a native Floridian, I would probably not fare well in the far north.

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  29. A valuable historical memorial and thus a good reminder of what that part of Canada is and was all about.

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  30. Some of those panels look very nice and interesting.

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