#throwback to my #nofilter trip to Iqaluit: the most #pristine, #unique and #cold place I have ever been. #Brrrrrrrrr
âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸What's the coldest place you've ever been? âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸ These stone figures resembling people are Inuksuit (singular: inukshuk or inuksuk ). In Inuktitut, inukshuk means "in the likeness of a human." Since there are no trees in Iqaluit, the Inuits use these markers for travel, hunting, fishing and other practical purposes. They are essential to survival in the Arctic!
On one website, the author beautifully describes the inukshuk as follows: "Each stone is a separate entity.Â Each supports, and is supported by, the one above and the one below it.Â No one piece is any more or less important than another.Â Its strength lies in its unity.Â Its significance comes from its meaning as a whole. What is true about the Inukshuk is true about people.Â Each individual entity alone has significance.Â As part of a team each of us supports, and is supported by, another.Â We are united by our common goals, and together we are part of a greater whole."