Stone Markers - Inukshuk - Cairn

 
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These stone markers, or Cairns, are very prevalent here, at the top of Dalsnibba, Gerainger Fjord, Norway.
I think that every tourist who visits here, tries to leave a marker made by themselves.
There is often snow covering the mountain top, even in summer, which is when we visited.

I have been told by a friend of mine, that these stone markers are called Inukshuk by the Canadians and I have found out that they may have been used for navigation, as a point of reference or as a marker for hunting grounds, in the past.

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Jas - Mar 11, 2008 01:41 PM EDT
Thanks Whittler. These sort of things intrigue me every time I see them. :)
whittler113 - Jan 11, 2008 06:11 PM EDT
what a nice scene,very well composed.
Jas - Jan 11, 2008 01:22 PM EDT
Thanks, Brian and Talsi for leaving your comments. Yes, they wouldn't look half as nice if there were litter and graffiti left around them!
talsi - Jan 10, 2008 08:14 PM EDT
Nice composition and good use of selective focus.
azkul - Jan 10, 2008 06:38 PM EDT
These markers are all over the mountains where I live as well. They're fun as long as people don't litter them with trash and broken beer bottles.

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