Inukshuk

Category: Outdoor Scenes

 

Photo and caption by Iris van Loon

An inukshuk is a stone monument erected in the image of humans. One of their purposes was to communicate direction in the harsh and desolate Arctic. As such they were a tool for survival for the Inuit - who built them as signposts to make the way easier and safer for those who followed. With the lighthouse in the background it symbolizes the old and modern way to navigate. The traditional meaning is 'you are on the right path'.

Location: Birch Point, the northern tip of Miscou Island, New Brunswick, Canada

 

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