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By GillyB    
This is an Inukshuk which will be used as the logo for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games to be held in Vancouver and Whistler. It is at the Peak of Whistler Mountain.

The Inukshuk (pronounced IN-OOK-SHOOK) meaning "in the image of man", are magnificent lifelike figures of stone which were erected by the Inuit people and are unique to the Canadian Arctic. Standing along Canada's most northern shores, they endure as eternal symbols of leadership, encouraging the importance of friendship and reminding us of our dependence upon one another.

May the Inukshuk be your guide for a safe journey throughout life’s travels.
Let it always guide you home.

Perfect weather for skiing but my fingers were frost bitten using the camera in the cold!

Thanks again for looking!

Tags: Photo journalism Canada Specialist and abstract Whistler Landscape and travel 2010 olympics Inukshuk First nations

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Maddie 16 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2007 3:49PM
wish i had been somewhere with snow!!
Camairish 16 1.4k Scotland
31 Jan 2007 3:50PM
Greta shot with fascinating explanation,

Paul_cats 15 61 22 Scotland
31 Jan 2007 4:12PM
Not just a great shot but a lesson in English and also very informative. Super stuff.
Glynn Plus
15 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2007 4:14PM

Thanks for the narrative, it is very interesting. Super shot made all the better by understanding it's meaning.

GillyB 16 317 8 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2007 4:20PM
Thank you Maddie, Ian, Paul and Glynn, much appreciated!
arnieg 17 704 England
31 Jan 2007 5:08PM
good snow shot and view
kinfatric 17 550 9 Scotland
31 Jan 2007 5:45PM
fine description and well composed
tull 18 181 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2007 5:59PM
Excellent detail and textures with a great blue sky and well exposed Gill good narrative too.

phototime 15 8 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2007 6:22PM
Beautiful snow shot,excellent detail and lovely sky,nice textures in the snow.

Hawkgenes 16 10 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2007 7:32PM
An exercise in perfect exposure and an interesting picture with story.

GillyB 16 317 8 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2007 7:39PM
Thank you Arnie, Kin, Mark, Mo, John and all who clicked too!
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
31 Jan 2007 7:42PM
Nice wintry image

TonyA 16 11 Spain
31 Jan 2007 9:46PM
Great image of those peculiar Inukshuk stone figures. Some years back, I visited Whistler with the idea of planing a sky vacation with my family. Unfortunately we never made the trip.

PatrickSmith 16 1.2k 2 United States
31 Jan 2007 9:49PM
Awesome! I can see the human image.

Pegon 16 78 1 England
31 Jan 2007 9:55PM
Well captured, nice light, colour and texture.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
1 Feb 2007 1:56AM
Great bit of history-- well seen and done, and sorry about the skiing and coldness-- "tis the season! but the snow looks lovely1

Alison_S 15 339 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2007 8:55AM
Never seen one of these before. Great capture, lovely textures in the snow......and fascinating to read about too.

Interesting & wonderful ...
GillyB 16 317 8 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2007 10:19PM
Thank you all!

Back home in Saddleworth after 19 hrs of travelling and with only one piece of luggage missing!
RoddBC 15 40 United States
3 Feb 2007 9:39AM
A lovely shot and I learned something new today... thanks.

RoddBC 15 40 United States
3 Feb 2007 9:40AM
A lovely shot and I learned something new today... thanks.

shutter speed 17 370 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2007 11:41AM
Saga time happy fiftieth …… of course lol :o)

What a super place top marks for the description Gill.

Ian. :o)
GillyB 16 317 8 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2007 11:53AM
Thank you Rodd and Ian

Hi Gill,
Awesome shot.....Luv all the snow against that gorgeous sky....Interesting story about the rock symbols as well...Thanks for sharing....Smile

Suzan Smile
Chant57 Plus
15 395 3 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2007 9:41AM
Excellent narrative Gilly, and a great accompanying shot too!
JohnDyer Plus
15 80 2 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2007 11:07PM
this is a gorgeous shot
GillyB 16 317 8 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2007 11:20PM
Thank you suzan, Chant and John.
Dotrob 16 Wales
11 Feb 2007 8:36PM
Great shot, very interesting description.

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