Wednesday, June 11, 2014
SGang Gwaay - CANADA - UNESCO #157
From my friend Jason in Canada came two more UNESCO WHS from the special edition series that Canadian post issued recently. The first one shows a bunch of wooden poles in a small island in British Columbia, Jason never visited this site because he lives in Ottawa (more than 5000km away, almost as much as coming to Europe), but I agree that it looks a really interesting place. Thank you so much Jason for another wonderful card, the 397th in my UNESCO collection (584 more and it's done). This postcard took 10 days to arrive!
The village of Ninstints (Nans Dins) is located on a small island off the west coast of the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii). Remains of houses, together with carved mortuary and memorial poles, illustrate the Haida people's art and way of life. The site commemorates the living culture of the Haida people and their relationship to the land and sea, and offers a visual key to their oral traditions.