Monday, May 2, 2011

Ruby Tuesday-Alaskan Totem Pole

 On an Alaskan cruise, we stopped at Ketchikan to see the local sights.There is a beautiful park there that displays totem poles. The totem poles tell stories and honor the traditions of the past. You can also watch skilled craftsman in the process of carving new ones. 


And, this was just "one big bear" to cozy up to.





































History's signpost
Symbolic landscape of  past
Rich inheritance

13 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

Looks like a wonderful place! I love that bear!

NatureFootstep said...

there is something about totem poles that appeales to me. I like them.

Rebecca said...

I never saw a totem pole with a mini totem figure associated with it. Pretty cool!

Kim, USA said...

I like how they made this Totem pole. For sure there is a meaning to this pole. Thanks for sharing!
Red Barn

Mel Cole said...

Beautiful captures! Hope you can visit my Ruby Tuesday page here.

Jingle said...

lovely..

Gunsside said...

Great shots, looks like a interesting place to visit ;))

EG Wow said...

That sure is a BIG bear! I think totem poles are fascinating sculptures with so much history and meaning.

STEF said...

Nice Totem pole! Cute it is. I'm a new follower.Here's my RT . See you around!

Inger-M said...

You're so lucky to have been on an alaskan cruise! We were booked on one for September 2010, but then of course my husband had to go into hospital in August and September, so it had to be cancelled. Everyone says that the alaskan cruises are awesome, and we really hope we'll get a chance to go soon! Great picture of you and the bear!

NatureFootstep said...

the Forgetmenots have started to bloom in Sweden. Did you find any? You wrote you were looking for them.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

Red Tulips is my RT, hope you can come and visit.

Ricardo Miñana said...

Nice images, due to some problem with the Google server, you lost the link to your blog, follow him again, excuse the inconvenience.
you have a nice week.
a hug.