Monday, November 01, 2010

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I hope you all had a fun Halloween! The bf and I actually celebrate our anniversary on Halloween and with no punk shows in sight this year (thank God) we did things a little different. After a nice breakfast at home we went to the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. The building itself is stunning, having been designed by Arthur Erickson, it first opened in 1976. The main gallery seen here, which holds many aboriginal totems and artifacts was so open and peaceful --- full of different hovering souls than your typical haunted house. Beyond the glass in the background of this photo is a low pool that although a part of the initial landscape design (by Cornelia Hahn Oberlander), was only completed two months ago. It really completed the entire vision, especially on a misty day like yesterday. I hope to have a couple great photos of the misty pool, (with scattered totem poles and hovering clouds over the mountains) when I get my film developed from my new Holga camera that the bf got me. (!!!)

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MOA is also quite interesting to visit (if you have more time than we did) because they have an entire wing showcasing all the artifacts from their archives. At all times, instead of being hidden away, the museum's extensive archives are on display for all to see and learn from. Rooms full of dozens of display cases and beneath each are dozens of drawers that also hold numerous items. It would take multiple visits to see it all.

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