Thursday, March 29, 2007

Inukshuk


Someone want to check back in a few years to see if this thing is still standing?

7 Comments:

At 11:21 AM, Blogger Carissa )i( said...

I don't know why, but that thing made me think of R2-D2

 
At 4:22 PM, Blogger sakit said...

Hello Kent! I've heard of you through Jenny (in Prague) and Adam (Madison). I'll be visiting Cairo 4-8 May. Hope we can catch up at some point.

Yay, inukshuks! I used to have an anthropology prof. who was an expert in inuit inukshuks and Japanese tourism (strange combo). You know what they say... the larger they build it, they are trying to compensate for something else...

Cheers,
Saki

 
At 3:57 AM, Blogger kent said...

Ya, for sure. Let me know when you're about to arrive.

Inukshuks and japanese tourism, eh? Hmm...

 
At 9:44 AM, Blogger sakit said...

Oui - I'll be in touch.

My anthro prof was an interesting man. Three things I learned from him (but not much else):

1. Inukshuks are an enigmatic presence and nobody knows why they are built. (Landmark? Tribal marking? Marks left behind so that people can follow a migration path? Lack of garden gnomes???)

2. Inukshuks appear all of a sudden some times - the inuits do not want people watching them building it.

3. 70% of Japanese tourism is domestic tourism. (0_0 and the world believed that Japanese tourists were cliche OUTSIDE of Japan...)

 
At 9:46 AM, Blogger kent said...

Re: #3

Wow. My whole perception of Japanese tourism has just been shattered.

Better go back to the drawing board on that one.

 
At 10:07 AM, Blogger Miss Canthus said...

On Wikipedia it says the Inuit used them for directional markers. Makes sense, cause they have "arms".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inukshuk

 
At 7:47 PM, Blogger Gary said...

This looks like Baffin Island!

 

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