Opening Ceremonies are tonight at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and I’m looking forward to it. I love the Olympics, and I love getting totally into sports I haven’t seen, read, or heard about in the last 4 years!
Have you seen the logo for this year’s Olympics?
Did you know we have one of those here in Phoenix, standing in front of the Heard Museum on Central Ave a couple blocks south of Thomas Rd?
And from the plaque at the Inuksuk’s base:
William Noah, b. 1943
Inuit from Baker Lake, Nunavut
An Inuksuk is a marker that is built in the Arctic by the Inuit people. The Inuit were the first people to inhabit portions of Alaska, Arctic Canada, and Greenland. The Inuksuk has a roughly human shape. The term Inuksuk means “to act in the capacity of a human” and is an extension of “Inuk,” meaning “a human being.” In a part of the Arctic that has few, if any, distinguishing features, an Inuksuk can be an important orienting place marker for a hunter or traveler. William Noah constructed this marker at the Heard Museum with the blessing of a representative of the O’odham, the native inhabitants of the land on which this Inuksuk sits.
Heard Museum Purchase with funds provided by Dr. and Mrs. E. Daniel Albrecht
Your sharing a little trivia Realtor,