Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece-The World’s Largest Teepee
July 23, 2013 5 Comments
Masterpiece. No matter where you are (and where you’ve been), I’m certain you’ve stumbled upon something extraordinary: a place that blows your mind; a work of art or object that speaks to you; or even a location or scene that’s special, unusual, or even magical in some way. This week’s theme fits well into the photos I shot earlier in the week and posted. Hope you enjoy them. Visit other entries here.
Last night, during “the Golden Hour,” i.e. the last hour of sunlight, we visited the world’s largest teepee here in Medicine Hat, and took these photos. The Saamis Tepee was originally built for the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. The colours of the structure are symbolic, white for purity, red for the rising and setting sun and blue for the flowing river. There are ten story-boards built into the tepee depicting native culture and history. It is the World’s Tallest Teepee standing over 20 stories high, weighing 200 tonnes and capable of withstanding 150 mph winds. [Information courtesy of the http://www.stayinmedicinehat.com website].
The following photos below were taken with my Asus tablet.