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Terracotta warriors at ROM

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I had a chance to go through the terracotta warriors exhibit at ROM twice.  I'd seen a exhibit in London a few years ago during a visit with Karen.  The nice thing was the exhibit was different and focused on other aspects. There were other emperors after the First Emperor who also had warriors buried with them but no where near the scale of the First Emperor. 

These are some of the motifs that caught my eye during the first visit.


These are some of the warriors that caught me eye during the second visit.

ROM Visit November 13th

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I had a ticket for the symphony on the 13th so went to the ROM for a few hours and visited sections 301 - 303 which covers Africa, the Americas and Asia-Pacific; the Middle East and South Asia.  Most of these pictures are from section 301-- Africa, the Americas and Asia-Pacific.  The descriptions are generally summarized from the tags that appear with the items.

Wayu culture, Kashure, Colombia c 1965 The size of the pompom varies with the social status of the wearer.  The pompoms protect the feet from prickly pears.  The big pompon requires a very slow, straight step which helps the women walk with dignity, "as a woman should"



Wuramon (soul canoe) Asmat culture, West Papua Province, Indonesia, mid 20th century.  The wuramon combines death and rebirth.  The wuramon represents the great voyage to the land of the dead in a bottomless canoe.



Double jar in the Carretas polychrom style.  The shape of this reminds me of the binocular-like object that the ROM had in a display about …

Deserted Beaches of Wasaga Workshop 2010

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Last December I joined the same workshop It was fun so I signed up to join Mike Guilbault of Photography Workshops again this year.  We got snow and ice this time.

Mike took this picture of me admiring the view


and this photo of the group

I'm having problems picking favorites this year. The milkweed at the last stop was very interesting
but I really like the icy ones too.

The photos from both years are here

100!

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Yesterday I reached 100 donations at Blood Services.