September 25: Museum of Anthropology – When We Found It

Impressive Totem Poles in the BC Museum of Anthropology

This fascinating museum is on the campus of UBC (University of British Columbia).    I had visited this campus before, when Fiona was there, and my memory was of an interminable drive along “Broadway”.   This time we went by bus, and yes, it was still interminable!   But the advantage of these journeys by train and bus is that we have seen many of the “faces” of Greater Vancouver.

Japanese Garden at the University of British Columbia

Japanese Garden at the University of British Columbia

Beside the Museum of Anthropology is the equally famous Japanese Garden.  You can definitely see more on their web-sites, so suffice to say that both are excellent, and well worth a visit.

 

We did wonder why, after spending so much on these outstanding places, they did not offer any guidance on how to find them.  The people we asked waved their arms in vague directions, and after a mile or two we found the museum.   A map showed us the way back to the “trolley loop”, but this proved to be only the trolley buses … the diesel buses go from another place.

 Poor directional information is endemic in cities.   It is much the same with public transit information.   Of course, all the folk who write the directions live locally, and just assume that everyone knows how everything works.   I sought ticket information from the variety store that sells them.   The nice Chinese woman whispered the details, and since her English was marginal and I am deaf, it left me semi-puzzled anyway.

 More pictures from the Museum of Anthropology

Elaine with Magnificent Carved Dugout Canoe

Elaine with Magnificent Carved Dugout Canoe

John with Totem Poles

John with Totem Poles

Haida House with Totem Pole

Haida House with Totem Pole

Reflecting Pool Outside the Museum

Reflecting Pool Outside the Museum

John

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2 Responses to September 25: Museum of Anthropology – When We Found It

  1. johndytam says:

    Why thank you, Louise. Next you will be praising my picture of the Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel! The folk who have telescopic lenses and thousand-dollar cameras have not problem with wildlife pictures. We poor mortals with our little cameras have to get in close, and the wildlife usually runs or flies away.

  2. seekerofwisdom says:

    Hey Dad – great blog post! You’ll soon be a WordPress wizard at this rate. Louise

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