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    In Stanley Park, just off the seawall and beside the Brockton Oval cricket pitch, lie eight totem poles. These totems are one of the most-visited tourist attractions in all of BC!. I decided to visit the site at night to try and set up something a little different for the picture.

    These totem poles are wonderful pieces of BC First Nations artistry. Four of the original totems were from Alert Bay on Vancouver Island; additional pieces were from the Queen Charlotte Islands and Rivers Inlet on the central coast of BC.

    Because many of the original totems were carved as early as the 1880s, they have been sent to museums for preservation. The totems you see at Brockton Point today are new ones commissioned or loaned to the park between 1986 and 1992. I believe the area also underwent a renovation around 2001 when the pond was added.

    Stanley Park is one of the most beautiful parts of Vancouver. You can find more information below:
    www.cbc.ca/archives/categories/lifestyle/travel/supersize...
    vancouver.ca/parks/parks/stanley/landmarks.htm
    vancouver.ca/parks/

    Shot with a Canon 5d and 17-40L

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    Seth Oliver Photographic Art, and 5 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Stacey5831 23 months ago | reply

      Great reflections!

    2. Seth Oliver Photographic Art 23 months ago | reply

      this is pretty cool Jason...there is also a totem pole along the lakefront bike path here in Chicago right around the Belmont Harbor...

    3. indigenous1 23 months ago | reply

      Extremely creative! Beautiful use of light! An excellent image!

    4. al_g 23 months ago | reply

      I really like the colors and reflections. Great find.

    5. Page ii 23 months ago | reply

      Looks like it was taken at night. How did you light it so well to get those awesome reflections?

    6. ram35783 [off] 17 months ago | reply

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    7. javinated 17 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot!

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