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post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
Does your's have any? Here's mine especially for Danielle (huggles) who thinks its really funny that I live on the prairies, in a place called Medicine Hat, also the home of the world'd largest teepee!
Enjoy Danielle!
Hehe if you have anything crazy like this feel free to post it here!



And about the teepee (quote found HERE)
Quote:
SAAMIS TEEPEE

If you’ve been to Medicine Hat, you know about the world’s tallest teepee. You can’t miss it — it stands 20 storeys high. But have you ever stopped there? Dedicated to the aboriginal people of North America, the Saamis, or Olympic Teepee was originally built for the 1988 Winter Olympics held in Calgary.
The teepee itself symbolizes the Native values of spirituality, the sacred home, the family and the circle of life. Its colours are white for purity, red for the rising and setting sun, and blue for the flowing waters.
Below the teepee is one of the most important archeological sites of the northern plains.
Discovered in early 1970, the area was once a buffalo camp and meat-processing site with over 83 million artifacts. A self-guided walking tour takes you through the site.
post #2 of 26
YAY Ash that is awesome did you just go take that photo?
thankyou thankyou thankyou!!! and again I say - medicine hat - hmmm nope no ones gonna believe me you will need to take a photo of the town sign or something
post #3 of 26
Thread Starter 
Haha I'll save that for you in the Vacation... if you are impatient (well, I know you are ) you should put me near the top of where we are going HAHA
No I didn't take that one, but I'll take one special for you along with the sign... you know I think there may even be a sign at the teepee, visitor center is right there Now, I want some pics of the giant pineapple and banana!
post #4 of 26
Very interesting! I'd love to tour it.
post #5 of 26
We have these huge pipes behind the phone company downtown that are painted bright primary colors and are made to look like organ pipes. This town is really big on architecture so I guess this adds to the effect. I don't know if there is a picture of them on a site or not. There are all sorts of odd things around here.
post #6 of 26
In Liverpool, we have a sculpture that is a Lambanana!! It is great! I will take a picture next time i'm in town!!

I love the teepee!! What a great place to live! 'Medicine Hat'!!
post #7 of 26
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Originally Posted by ash_bct
Haha I'll save that for you in the Vacation... if you are impatient (well, I know you are ) you should put me near the top of where we are going HAHA
No I didn't take that one, but I'll take one special for you along with the sign... you know I think there may even be a sign at the teepee, visitor center is right there Now, I want some pics of the giant pineapple and banana!
yes you know I am impatient!! Urg!!! how about I send you some tim tams in exchange for the photos? oh drat you dont like chocolate
post #8 of 26
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Originally Posted by Abby7625
This town is really big on architecture so I guess this adds to the effect.
can I ask where you are?
post #9 of 26
That's kinda cool!
post #10 of 26
In the Toronto area of course we have the CN Tower.
post #11 of 26
Hrmn... I think the wierdest thing I cna think of in the UK has to be the Millenium Dome (which incidentally, looks like a zit on the end of a nose - down to where it is placed on the banks of the thames) and of course, the enormous ferris wheel that tkaes an hour to go all the way round once. They called it the London Eye. Uhm... why!? We seem to be awful good at wasting our money in this country. Oh yes... there is always the Scottish parliamnet Building... which is £40bn over-budget. Think of the number of schools and hospitals (fully equipped) that money could have built. Sack the UK's accountants, I say!!
post #12 of 26
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Originally Posted by LilleKat
Hrmn... I think the wierdest thing I cna think of in the UK has to be the Millenium Dome (which incidentally, looks like a zit on the end of a nose - down to where it is placed on the banks of the thames) and of course, the enormous ferris wheel that tkaes an hour to go all the way round once. They called it the London Eye. Uhm... why!? We seem to be awful good at wasting our money in this country. Oh yes... there is always the Scottish parliamnet Building... which is £40bn over-budget. Think of the number of schools and hospitals (fully equipped) that money could have built. Sack the UK's accountants, I say!!
I agree!!

Manchester also has Urbis, £80bn for a building that charges too much to get in and doesn't have anything good once you get in there! A load of glass for what?!! The tax payers to pay....?? woo hoo!!
post #13 of 26
Well I don't have a picture of it but we do have a hair museum here. It's kind of neat to see all the jewerly and art that hair used to be made into.

We also have some horrible sculptures on top of one of our convention centers. Next time I'm out I'll have to try and get a picture of them. One of them looks like a giant wisk.

Oh and at one of art museums we have giant shuttlecocks, you know like the birdies you play badmitton (spelling?) with.
post #14 of 26
In Edmonton we have tons of landmarks, lets see



West Edmonton Mall








(the sea lions to replace the dolphins who sadly passed away not to long ago)

oh yeah we also have a giant bat its kewl.
post #15 of 26
The weirdest things we've got in NY are the people.
post #16 of 26
theres 3 of those here in frankfurt
post #17 of 26


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I WANT TO SWIM HEREEEEEEEEe
post #18 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by LilleKat
Hrmn... I think the wierdest thing I cna think of in the UK has to be the Millenium Dome (which incidentally, looks like a zit on the end of a nose - down to where it is placed on the banks of the thames) and of course, the enormous ferris wheel that tkaes an hour to go all the way round once. They called it the London Eye. Uhm... why!? We seem to be awful good at wasting our money in this country. Oh yes... there is always the Scottish parliamnet Building... which is £40bn over-budget. Think of the number of schools and hospitals (fully equipped) that money could have built. Sack the UK's accountants, I say!!
what about the gherkin?!
post #19 of 26
I can't really think of anything unusual here in Wellington, I better keep thinking!
post #20 of 26
Here we have a magazine devoted to all things weird in NJ --

Weird NJ

There are some pretty interesting things I have read about. I have only been to a few but I would like to go to more.
post #21 of 26
Click below to see if not the most unusual thing in NYC, at least the most repulsive...beware those with heart conditions! I mean it's YUCK!



http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...UTF-8%26sa%3DG
post #22 of 26
Just down the back road from our home is an old oak tree called The Council Tree.It is where indian chiefs and medicine men met and had council about the affairs of the tribe. It is said that the tree is haunted with spirits that come out at night and dance around the base of the tree-
post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by ash_bct
Does your's have any? Here's mine especially for Danielle (huggles) who thinks its really funny that I live on the prairies, in a place called Medicine Hat, also the home of the world'd largest teepee!
Enjoy Danielle!
Hehe if you have anything crazy like this feel free to post it here!
I've driven past that teepee a fair number of times in my past travels with work but I forgot that it was lit up at night. -nothing unusual in my city though.
post #24 of 26
Edmonton really looks like a beautiful city. I'm in Los Angeles, the most unusual thing here are the people. Just joking. We have a lot of landmarks. But the people here are pretty strange.
post #25 of 26
I posted it in the vacation thread. One of the unusual (well, only one in the world) is the coconut palace. It's build entirely of coconuts and located in the center of the city.
post #26 of 26
This is such an interesting thread, Ashley! Great idea!
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