Giant Statue

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  1. Wilson

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    Okay maybe it's only 3" tall, you be the judge.


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    Hahaha... great perspective! We really don't know how big it is.
     
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    That is pretty cool. Is that snow?
     
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    That is cool! What is the white thingy? :)
     
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    It's the Michelin Man! Or maybe a distant relative of the Stay Puff Marshmellow Man?
     
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    Haha!!! It does look the the Staypuff Marshmellow man!
     
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    Haha! Staypuff Marshmellow man. :D

    It's actually a little Inuit (eskimo) statue, about 4" high, I got at a souviner shop a few years ago. It's kind of a sparkly ceramic material.


    After much google searching I found out it's called an Inukshuit.


    Here's a brief description from this web site http://www.ricketkin.com/whatInnuk.html

    "Inukshuk (singular) means "likeness of a person" in Inuktitut (Inuit language) and is a well known symbol in Northern Canada. They are made rock slabs, large and small and built into the shape of a person with their arms or legs out stretched or more traditionally, piles of well mapped out rocks.

    Inukshuit (plural) are used to guide or channel caribou into areas where Inuit can easily harvest them. An open leg on an Inukshuk found near water or a coastline points to an open channel for passage to navigate your way, and if the Inukshuk is in the middle of land, the open leg points towards a valley as a route to pass through the mountains."
     
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    Great shot I love the forms of the "inuit"
     

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