Snap de la semaine: Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, Ontario

| September 1, 2009 | 2 Comments
longhouse Snap de la semaine: Sainte Marie Among the Hurons, Ontario

Herbs drying in a reconstructed longhouse at Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, a French Jesuit settlement that existed from 1639 to 1649 near modern Midland, Ontario. A Huron longhouse was usually made from white birch or alder trees that were small enough to bend, rope that had been made by braiding together thin strips of bark and sheets of bark to cover the frame. It's heated by an open fire; hence the hazy smoke!

Kathryn and Daniel will post a ‘Snap de la semaine’ irregulary, but at a rate of one per week. It is an original photo not otherwise on the site—it might be fresh from our camera, a new scan of some old film, a product of our fooling around with Photoshop, or a file from the archive that we haven’t posted yet.

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For nearly ten years now, Daniel of Two Go Round-The-World has explored how travel captures our imagination and engages our deepest emotions. One half of the duo that maintains the widely read Two Go Round-The-World blog, Daniel treats his subjects not only as works of art but also as symbols of the cultural and political forces that inspire them. Check him out on Google+.

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  1. Gourmantic says:

    You’ve captured an eerie feel in this photo. Almost makes you giddy looking up. Nicely done :)

    • Daniel says:

      Thanks Gourmantic—in a longhouse the smoke is surprisingly thick at a certain level. But sit down and it’s nice and refreshing!

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