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Friday, March 4, 2016


Songhees Point is not just a great place to get a view of the city. It's long been a place with special power. The spindle whorl marker on the right side of this photo explains the significance of this site:
PAH-lu-tsuss means "cradle-board." Traditionally, once infants had learned to walk, their cradles were placed at this sacred headland because of the spiritual power of the water here. More recently, there was a settlement here, and subsequently an Indian reserve, that traded with the fort on the opposite shore. This place is also known as Songhees Point.
Yesterday''s photo was taken looking east towards the city from Songhees Point or PAH-lut-suss. Today's photo is looking west towards West Bay Marina in Esquimalt.


JoJo said...

I remember the Ghostly Walks tour guide telling our group about that.

William Kendall said...

Quite a spot- and thanks for the information!

MurciaDailyPhoto said...

Very intersting information. I love the perspective on the clouds.