Sunday, November 30, 2008

Bridges Between - December 2008

RuneE is sponsoring this monthly challenge on the first Monday of every month. Bridges Between is subject to open interpretation.

We have this wonderful bell tower in our downtown Esther Short Park. It rings the bells automatically three times a day -- 9:00 AM, 12:00 noon and 3:00 PM.

It not only rings the bells -- but tells the story through means of a recording of the local Chinook Indians and the salmon runs before Vancouver became an incorporated city.

The doors open and a recording begins the story.
The picture rotates and another scene is displayed until the whole story is completed.
There are three scenes.

Then the doors begin to close. . .

The story is finished until the next scheduled time.

It is good to remember our city's roots and the importance that the Chinook Indians played when white men first settled here. Thus my "bridges between" this month. The Chinook Indians were a valuable resource to our city's founders and early settlers from many nations.
(Because of the bright sunshine that day, I had to take the photos at an angle.)


RuneE said...

A "Bridge in time" - I like that kind of interpretation. If you don't know where you have been, you don't know where you are and you will not know where you are going.

That bell tower was unique - I have at least neither seen nor heard of one like that.

PS Thank you for the other comments, too!

SandyCarlson said...

Well done! That is one fascinating clock and a great between time and cultures.

Anne-Berit said...

Great post for Bridges between,lovely pictures.

Katney said...

That seems unique--though it does remind me of the glockenspiel in Munich where a variety of figures march across the stage when the clock strikes.

Garden Gnome said...

What an interesting and unique way to remind residents and visitors to Vancouver of its history. We've been to BC but not as far as Vancouver. Now we have one more reason to go there. Thanks for sharing this.

Anemone said...

Very very interesting post.
Must be very funny to see... spesially for children .-))

Nice days until Christmas for you.

John said...

Nice shots and very interesting bridge post.

Malyss said...

What a strange and fantastic tower!I saw such clocks in north of France and in Germany, but seeing that with Indian story is simply great!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Wonderful post! I Is there a reason the bells ring three times a day? What a great monument to have in the middle of a park!

Ackworth born said...

What an interesting clock tower - not seen anything quite likely though I may have heard of similar things before.

love your oily rainbow trout too!

Cindi said...

Wow, that's really cool. I love that the story is told three times a day and that the scenes change.

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