|The back view of Spirit Ridge, taken from the golf course|
Spirit Ridge, and a lot of the resort town of Osoyoos, is built on land leased from the local Indian Bands and the band is represented on the Board of Governors of the resort. The First Nations influence is very much evident there in the decor, colors and style of Spirit Ridge. The result is beautiful, and relaxing, and speaks to the beauty of the native culture. One thing in particular I noticed was the metal sculptures, not only at Spirit Ridge, but also at the school our grandchildren go to and the community health center.
These pictures were taken on a rainy, overcast day. I didn't Photo Shop them so the grey background color is the color of the overcast sky. I think it provides a better contrast than a bright blue sky would have.
|The sculpture at the entrance of the Nk'Mip (pronounced In-ka-meep) Desert Cultural Centre at Spirit Ridge. |
Osoyoos is technically part of the Sonora desert.
|This large structure is in the center of the resort.|
|A native drummer on one of the buildings|
|This is one the sculptures on top of the resort shown in the first picture|
|This one is facing the previous one, also on top of the resort in the first picture.|
I like the way the mountain and trees are visible through the mist.
|This is one of a series on the Community Health Center|
|This one is either on the Health Center or the School|
|He's on the school. The white lines on his body are cuts in the metal|
|This one, I think, is leading the procession on the school roof.|
|Another one on the school roof.|
|I think this one is on the school too.|
|This one is in front of the Health Center. I don't know if it is the work of the same artist or not.|