Friday, July 5, 2019

"It's That Way"

These stone structures are called Inuksuks and are traditional manmade navigation landmarks used by the Inuit above the Arctic Circle in North America to point the way to hunting grounds etc. They have become a Canadian national symbol and can be found all over the country now. These ones were found by the driveway of a large home near Casa Loma - pointing the way in?

13 comments:

Tom said...

...I've seen several in Canada, should try to make ne!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I like them very much Pat, these have a slightly Oriental look to them don't you think?

Sharon said...

I like these very much. I've seen a few of these down here too. There is a huge one in front of the Heard Museum.

Jenn Jilks said...

People have certainly appropriated them!

bill burke said...

I've never seen these before but I like them and they are attractive.

Lea said...

Interesting!
Have a great weekend!

William Kendall said...

I've always liked them.

Revrunner said...

Used by some boy scouts, too, although our were never so grand. :-)

Catalyst said...

I think I've seen some here in Arizona as trail markers.

Jack said...

Interesting. Down here, if someone who is not from a culture uses anything from that culture, the PC police scream, "Cultural appropriation!" I like your way better.

Karl said...

I have also seen some here, mostly done by children.
They have not a specific meaning.

21 Wits said...

Love these designs! It's like people!

Jenn said...

I love finding ones that people have made along river banks and in the mountains.