Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Cultural Centre Visit

Yesterday we spent most of the afternoon at the Cultural Centre.

When you first drive in, your view is arrested by the incredible architecture of the place. It's stunning!

George was our guide for the afternoon. He had a lovely hat.

The art was amazing. These photos are from some of the exhibitions we were allowed to photograph.

Outdoors they have reconstructed a traditional Kanak village. George told us it took two weeks to build the chief's hut, in spite of it's intricate construction, because the whole village helps in the making.

While we were outside, George pointed out a tiny fern-like leaf in the grass. When you touch it, it curls up into itself. It had a special name, but I can't recall it at the moment. It was lots of fun, and soon the entire group were dotted all over the hillside, filming this little plant reacting to the slightest touch.

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