Pysanka

Vegreville is probably best known for the world’s largest pysanka or Ukrainian Easter egg which was erected on the outskirts of town in 1975 to commemorate the centennial of the RCMP. The gold, silver and black design of the 9.4 metre high egg reflects the traditional art of the many Ukrainian settlers who made this part of Alberta their home. Richard and I enjoyed a walk over to the egg today. Though a giant egg may seem to be a rather strange monument, it did look quite striking as this afternoon’s wind gently turned it on its pedestal and its 3500+ pieces of polished aluminum shone in the afternoon sun.

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