Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece-The World’s Largest Teepee

B & W World's Largest Teepee

B & W World’s Largest Teepee

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.

Dreams of Bison

Dreams of Bison

World's Largest Teepee Colour

World’s Largest Teepee Colour

Teepee at sunset

Teepee at sunset

Teepee top-first view

Teepee top-first view

Teepee top-second view

Teepee top-second view

Metis life display board

Metis life display board

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.

Cranes in background horizon

Cranes in background horizon

Peacepipe hopes & dreams

Peacepipe hopes & dreams

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About dimlamp
I am, among other things, a sojourner, a sinner-saint, a baptized, life-long learner and follower of Jesus, and Lutheran pastor. Dim Lamp: dimlamp.wordpress.com gwh photos: gwhphotos.wordpress.com

5 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece-The World’s Largest Teepee

  1. What an amazing teepee…and it’s air-conditioned. 🙂

    janet

  2. dimlamp says:

    Right-o Janet on both counts. I wouldn’t want to be the person who had to put up the buffalo skins on its top. 🙂 Plus, it would require a lot of buffalo skins to cover such a huge teepee!

  3. Teepee12 says:

    I got curious because you appeared in Hebrew on my site (?) … and of course, I had my own little teepee and was attracted to that, too. Interesting. It’s the feeling of the teepee without the cover. Nice. Open to the sky.

  4. dimlamp says:

    Yes, it’s nice, but I would want it to be covered in the minus 40 degree winter blizzards.

  5. A masterpiece indeed!

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