Thursday, 22 August 2013

The NWT Legislative building and Prince of Wales Cultural Centre

We walked to the NWT Legislative Building today along the other side of the Frame Trail. It was a lovely walk and we loved the way the grass and trees want to grow in the rock.

It was about a 40 minute walk to the Legislature. And the building itself is a work of art. It is shaped like an igloo.

The works of art we saw today were amazing.

This caribou is carved from a single vertebra of a bowhead whale.

Each block on this community quilt represents a family from its community. Each block is beaded. The beadwork we have seen is lovely.

The Legislative chamber was a work of art itself. The back drop is natural occurring zinc. And in the centre of the chamber is the skin of a polar bear. It was a beautiful room!

The boots and slippers we have seen have been gorgeous.

Tomorrow we head for Lutsel K'e and move into our new abode. Yellowknife has certainly been very fun and worth a visit. I look forward to coming back soon.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Heather, You must be excited to get to your new home. Can't wait to see those pictures. This blog is a great idea and will give you a record of your wonderful year when you are 90 and in a rocking chair on your Keswick River deck!! (Ps- I will be there too !)