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Family Safari Splurges

Family Safari Splurges
Ever since my cancelled South African Safari some 8 years ago, the desire to one day make it there has not yet left the pit of my stomach. Having children has only made the dream stronger, although it’s definitely been pushed back until the kids are older. But it may be not as far off as I once thought… Most game lodges actively discourage children – and rightfully so. African safaris are – for the most part – expensive, once-in-a-lifetime dream trips, and kids don’t always co-operate...
July 9th, 2010 | Corinne McDermott | Read More | Comments: 3
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Zimsculpt at the VanDusen Botanical Gardens

Zimsculpt at the VanDusen Botanical Gardens
... is an exciting exhibit of never before seen work by Zimbabwe sculptors. Vancouver is their last stop on a tour that started in England. This new African art movement started back in 1950 when Frank McEwan of Scotland was appointed as the first director of the National Art Gallery in what was then Rhodesia.  He quickly discovered the wide variety of native stone in Zimbabwe which was suitable for sculpting, and began to encourage Zimbabwean artists to carve in stone instead of wood. Most of the...
September 28th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Africa, artists, botanical garden, featuredarticle, sculptors, sculptures, stone carvings