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  • Day3

    Stanley Park Totem Poles

    August 10, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    The Totem Poles in Stanley Park tell the stories of the local aboriginal community - the salmon, the raptors and the bears. The carved wooden poles are very detailed and traditionally coloured.

    The Shore to Shore bronze totem was cast in bronze and is a tribute to the ancestral connection between the aboriginal and Portuguese communities. It depicts Portuguese, Joe Silvey who came to B.C. in 1860 from the Azores. He was a fisherman who had 2 local aboriginal wives and 11 children. The children are depicted as salmon in the sculpture. The base is typically Portuguese tiled mosaic.Read more