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Tháp truyền hình :)

Found a link with the original images from Google Earth:here

Same thanks. It was interesting to me to see, how all has ended)))

Brings back memories from 1930's when I lived just up the road from here. Graham Phillips

Thanks for the comment, random west. I have changed the title to 'pou whenua', having obtained the publicity leaflet of the Glen Eden Library.

Quoting from this flyer: "The Pou Whenua is carved from a single piece of kauri timber and stands 6 metres tall. The top figure in a strong haka pose represents the time when power to hold life and land was mostly physical. The middle and bottom figures represent modern times, one of them being a sports player, the other represents learning. The three figures represent the history of the area and connect to, and value, the library as a source of information and knowledge in the modern age."

This pou whenua is by John Collins and Sunnah Thompson, Matariki Carvers, Te Kawerau A Maki.

Inasmuch as totem poles relate histories, stories, experiences, etc. it appears to me that totem poles and pou whenua are rather similar and I cannot see the offensive side in the concept of a totem pole. In fact, Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand likens the two concepts in the linked article.

In any case, I have now found the correct designation for these poles in this country, and some information about the actual carving for eveyone's benefit. Thanks again.

The Hollywood was made famous by Jan Grefstad who ran "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" there for more than a decade on Friday Midnight. I worked for Jan for years before he died. He also started the "Classic Cinema" in Auckland City where it has since become a well known comedy (stage)spot. RIP Jan.

A charming place. We enjoyed splendid hospitality at the Auberge du Brand

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