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A landmark that I have visited often growing up is the Space Needle and the park that is below it. I thought this shot was appropriate as it has a little bit of of the native Washington heritage and a more recent version.

The Raising of UBC's Musqueam Pole

A magnificent Musqueam post was raised and dedicated at UBC this week, completing PFS’s award-winning University Boulevard stormwater feature landscape. The post, carved by Musqueam artist Brent Sparrow Jr., welcomes visitors to the University campus on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded Musqueam land and speaks to the special relationship between UBC and the Musqueam people. 29 more words

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Victoria, B.C. Home of the World’s Tallest Totem Pole

Victoria’s totem pole in Beacon Hill Park is the world’s fourth-tallest totem pole, a 38.8-metre (127 ft) work carved by Kwakwaka’wakw craftsman Mungo Martin, and erected in 1956 and was when built, the world’s tallest.

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A unique museum in a small town: the Booth Western Art Museum

The small town of Cartersville, Georgia (population less than 20,000 people) houses one of the most unique museums in the United States.  The Booth Western Art Museum, which opened in 2003, contains the country’s largest permanent exhibition space for art of the American West. 144 more words

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The Art of Totem Lives

Aunt Bell used to pay visits to her extended family’s homes in Kelso, WA, would gather up all their Indian artifacts she could find—objects that had been handed down for generations—and threw them away. 682 more words

Portland

Human Totem Pole

An afternoon stroll in South Korea with the family and we came across this stop sign which caught my attention for my daughter who was sitting on my husband’s shoulders was much taller than the actual sign.  52 more words

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