Ilot des canards (Duck island)

by Jendayee April. 20, 2007 6734 views

We arrived, at Noumea, after almost a day of flying from France with a stop in Japan. Of course with the time diffrence (something like 10 hours ahead) you're upside down and the best thing to do is NOT going to sleep to make sure you put yourself in the normal time quick. So a friend suggested us to go to a small island in front of Nouméa: L'ile des canards. Did not see any duck there but statues and the only restaurant of the place. All you have to do is lay down, dive into the sea and eat…
I was exhausted, the sun was really hard, but as I had my cam, I shot around the best I could….
The restaurant was very interesting because it would represent the traditional shanty of Kanak culture. Of course it's kind of touristic but it would have preserved some of the symbols.

The restaurant, its architecture is based on the traditional shanty's

The post sculptures represent the different clans in the chefferie

The arrow ridge tile, powerful symbol of the clan

A nice painted wood wall

Lost of wood sculptures all around

Same statue, two different angles

Every dead wood-block is modeled

In front of the island: the town, Noumea

The taxi from and to the island

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Dominique 9 years, 6 months ago

c'est magnifique, merci Jen pour ces belles photos!

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Parrain 10 years, 1 month ago

Malheuresement pour toi je me suis plutot concentré sur les masques de carnaval et un peu moins sur les costumes mais j'en ai quand même pris quelques uns... Je les posterai bientôt...

Sinon ton flog est très dépaysant...

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Magpy 10 years, 1 month ago

I love the carvings, but I especially like the turtles!

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Geneviã¨Ve 10 years, 1 month ago

J'aime voyager avec toi...c'est toujours intéressant...mes préférée sont 6 & 8. Bon voyage!

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Neo 10 years, 1 month ago

WOW...wanna be there

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Samiran Paul 10 years, 1 month ago

BEAUTIFUL SET ! BEAUTIFUL PLACE! SEEING THE WORLD THROUGH YOU. ALL ARE GOOD. #2, #4, #5 AND THE BEST #6

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Anniepie 10 years, 1 month ago

Beautiful place, great shots

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jacquesr 10 years, 1 month ago

Très intéressantes photos.
Techniquement parlant j'aime beaucoup la 8 : couleurs et composition.

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jodie 10 years, 1 month ago

love the colours in 8 :)

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jet28 10 years, 1 month ago

Fascinating place!

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Miclaud 10 years, 1 month ago

Really fantastic! Thank you for these free journeys!

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Carley 10 years, 1 month ago

Thanks for the quick trip to Noumea....a place I'm sure I'll never see except through your eyes and your camera. I love that painted fence!

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Lisa 10 years, 1 month ago

Wonderful set. You do get to see some gorgeous places! But I bet you're always glad to get home. :) Thank you for these beautiful postcards from your trip.

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Domã©Lia 10 years, 1 month ago

Merci pour ce nouveau voyage. En effet, et les canards ? pas au restaurant j'espère ????

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Valeria 10 years, 1 month ago

Great light!!!

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jendayee 10 years, 1 month ago

well apart for the travel I'm not completely certain that you would enjoy my crazy life !!!! :))))

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Roy 10 years, 1 month ago

This is beautiful sharing

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Krystyna Knypl 10 years, 1 month ago

Amazing shot!
P.S. Emma suggests good idea - we ought to swap a our job from time to time :))

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Richard S 10 years, 1 month ago

Amazing shots and amazing location.

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Christine 10 years, 1 month ago

It does look hot ! Fabulous sculptures and painting on the
wall, the arrow is also interesting. I am glad you took your
camera with you.
I wouldn't mind a couple of statues like the #5, but I imagine
they are big !
Great set, thank you jen

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jendayee 10 years, 1 month ago

Justement je disais que je n'en avais vu aucun :))) mais des sculptures partout sur l'île, beaucoup en bois et quelques unes en pierre (le soleil tapait très fort le résultat n'est pas génial, je ne les ai pas postées).
Le restaurant est une case dans la pure tradition kanak avec les symboles représentés. La flèche faîtière étant le symbole du clan, les poteaux à l'entour représentant les différents clans de la chefferie.

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Lisette 10 years, 1 month ago

WoW! c'est magnifique, le paysage, le toit, le mur, les statuettes, tout est magnifique. Mais où sont passés les canards?

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
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