POTD: Escalator Abstract

POTD: Escalator AbstractEscalator Abstract
Victoria, British Columbia
2016

This image was taken in the Hudson’s Bay Company store in Victoria. Whenever I hear the name Hudson’s Bay Company, I think of the early company and it’s role in the exploration and settlement of much of the North American continent. I see fur trappers, explorers, trading posts, and of course the famous Hudson’s Bay point blankets. So, even though I know better, I’m surprised to see a Hudson’s Bay store these days is to a large degree indistinguishable from Macy’s, J.C. Pennies, The Bon, or the like. And I’m sure none of those old trading posts based on the fur trade never had an escalator.

4 thoughts on “POTD: Escalator Abstract”

  1. So….could you create a composite image of a Hudson’s Bay point blanket out of images taken at the store as you did the blanket from the pictures at the Hubbell Trading Post when you were in residency? That was a very cool project…. Not that this image isn’t nice…;-)

    1. Kathy, compared to creating a composite image copying a Navajo rug, the simple design of a Hudson’s Bay point blanket would be a piece of cake!

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