About banactee

This blog is my personal playing ground where I like to share my varied views of the world. Plants amaze me very much, especially trees, so the new name of this blog “banactee” means a symbiotic mixture of a cactus and a banana-tree. I like travelling through the diverse realities and cultures of this world not only as a tourist. Unless otherwise mentioned or individually specified (for example by naming the author, artist, etc.) all texts, photos, visions and/or graphic illustrations in this blog are subject to © banactee (which may please be respected).

VOYAGE AT HOME

Each journey requires an appropriate device. This building in the East-German countryside at Gellmersdorf used to be a stable for pigs for very long time before changed to an airplane in 2012 by a local aviation enthusiast. The painted house shows “Aircraft 152” being built in the former German Democratic Republic starting from 1958. 12 jet aircrafts of this type were manufactured then production was stopped as it had turned out as simply too expensive. The premise serves as a small information centre and venue regarding aviation.

Voyager

 

WELTBAUM / WORLD TREE

The environmental mural Weltbaum / World Tree by Ben Wagin was the first big mural realized at the Western part of Berlin in 1977. Due to construction works it can no longer be seen at its original place. Therefore, it was painted and reconstructed again in May 2018 at a suitable building in Lehrter Str. Let’s see if it will survive here another 40 years.

 

 

 

INUIT STONECUTS

“Raven’s Domain” by Mayoreak Ashoona
Stonecut, Nunavut, 1995

The land of the Inuit is called Nunavut, this term means simply our home-land which stretches over a big arctic territory in the North of Canada. In the old Inuit mythology the raven was seen as creator of the entire world and all living beings with beats of his wings. He also had the power of both a man and a bird, and could change easily from one to the other simply by pulling his beak over his head as one lifts a mask. According their tradition the first human being was born from a pea-pod plant, because the raven also filled the land with growing pea-pod plants, and when after some time one of the pea-pods burst open, out popped a fully grown human being, the first to walk around raven’s earth.

“Quiviuq” by Armand Tagoona / Ruby Arngna’naaq
Stonecut, Nunavut, 1973