Monday, June 8, 2015

Home Place Portal

 Atop a small hill 

Home Place Portal was built 15 years ago and, according to the designer, the portal is about change: the past, present and future. It's part of a public park - a magical place - on the north shore of Lake Ontario in Pickering.

 Home Place Portal

Twenty utility poles of varying lengths growing to the highest at the centre are arranged on two intersecting circles, each symbolizing completeness. Coming together, the circles represent community.  This structure and the rest of Home Place is chock full of spiritual meaning and interpretation. To find out more you can check out this website HERE.

 Entrance into portal

A closer look at some of the lilacs

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59 comments:

Andy said...

Camera Girl you are in my backyard... almost. ;)

llandudnopictures said...

Interesting looking place!

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Lovely photos and very interesting information.

Best wishes

Revrunner said...

Looks like something has grabbed the dog's attention, too.

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

What a place!
A place I would like to be in.

Mersad said...

Cute dog in the "entrance" image. Lovely flowers as well. Summer is so beautiful there.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

VP said...

Quite strange and picturesque!

Kate said...

The symbolism of the telephone poles is lost on me, which is unusual since I always enjoy contemporary art. Love the lilacs!

eileeninmd said...

Intersting art! I love the cute pup at the entrance! Great shots. Have a happy day and week ahead!

Margaret Adamson said...

An interesting structure and lovely flowers.

Sandra said...

very interesting and i love the portal and the pup that is about to enter it.... a good way to re cycle telephone poles

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Good Morning~ What a beautiful and peaceful place. The pup at the entrance is a sweet photo. Lovely lilacs!!
Have a nice week ahead.
Hugs, CM

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I just love stuff like this even though sometimes I don't quite understand it.

TexWisGirl said...

interesting place.

Lowell said...

Lois Anne would love this place. I'm glad to see you have some magic working up thataway, too! :)

Birdman said...

Stonehenge for wooden poles?

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Neat concept.

Judy said...

Looks like it could be a place of spiritual healing. Everyone needs a place like that from time to time.

RedPat said...

I've never heard of this place, EG!

Gill - That British Woman said...

going to send this post to our daughter as she lives in Pickering.

Linda W. said...

The lilacs are beautiful!

Rose said...

This really looks like a place I would love to visit.

William Kendall said...

I really like the look of the place!

Penelope Postcards said...

Interesting artistic design with the inward leaning poles somewhat reminiscent of the poles in a teepee before the covering wraps around the family/community living there.

ladyfi said...

What a great portal!

Babzy said...

nice place :)

cieldequimper said...

Love the entrance!

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful, interesting place!! Lovely lilacs, too!! I would love to visit there!! Wonderful captures for the day, as always!! Hope you have a great new week!! Enjoy!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

How so very interesting! I would love to visit this area.

Anvilcloud said...

What an unusual but delightful piece.

Ela said...

What a wonderful place to relax !
Greetings

DawnTreader said...

Interesting. Modern Stonehenge?

Jen @ The Light Laughed said...

It has a rather mysterious essence, a good one, at that. I love the way the poles all seem to draw the eye.

And what beautiful lilacs, are they just starting to bloom now?

Jen

colleen said...

Cool. Kind of like a wood Stonehenge.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful creation and love the concept ~ Great shots!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Gail Dixon said...

Those lilacs are such a pretty shade of pink. I've never seen pink ones. Looks like an exciting place to explore!

NatureFootstep said...

the portal looks like "what?" in the first image but it makes more sense in the second :)

aspiritofsimplicity said...

What an amazing place.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I know already from what you've told us that I would love this place, but I am going to the link as soon as I send this. The lilacs would make it even better.

Debbie said...

awwwwww, such a beautiful place!! lilacs have been my favorite since childhood, the scent....the color, what's not to love!!!

Jeanne said...

This looks like a beautiful and very fascinating place to visit.

Montanagirl said...

That's pretty interesting! Nice lilacs.

Photo Cache said...

Must be smelling wonderful there during the lilac season.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

That would be interesting to see- cute pup at the portal!!

Amy Franks said...

lovely - whats the name of the pink flowers?

Felicia said...

an interesting sculpture.

Stephanie said...

Interesting place, love the blooms and those poles.

Randy said...

Such a beautiful place.

Cloudia said...

Nice framing of the dog shot. You never disappoint


ALOHA from Honolulu,
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Halcyon said...

I wish I had visited this when I was in Toronto. A very nice idea!

Indrani said...

Cool place. Great pics.

Kovács Miklós said...

Quite mystic place for me but liked it. Especially that beautiful entrance :)
Cheers, Miklos

see you there! said...

I would be so excited to walk through this area. Beautiful!

Darla

jandi said...

Love your pic of the entrance- magical!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

What a neat spot!

bettyl-NZ said...

That looks like such an interesting idea.

Small City Scenes said...

I would like to take a look at this place. Interesting and different.
MB

VioletSky said...

Very interesting - and some place I've never heard of, even though it seems to have been around quite a few years already.

Ileana said...

Interesting place!

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