The Biggest Easter Egg

George Cousins

North Saanich,British Columbia, Canada

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in the world. When I first saw this in 1992, I was so amazed I had to stop immediately and take this shot. The huge egg (Pysanka in Ukrainian) is over 31 feet high, weighs 5,000 lbs. and is in Vegreville, Alberta, Canada. It was built in 1975 to commemorate the Ukrainian settlers of the prairies east of Edmonton. It was modeled on a computer, the first time an egg had been done that way, and is the achievement of nine mathematical, architectural and engineering firsts.
There’s so many interesting facts about the egg, you should read all about it at
http://www.tabloidcolumn.com/easter-egg.html, because there’s too much to tell you here. Just the facts about the construction itself are quite amazing.
It’s one of the prime roadside attractions in Canada, and has been visited by thousands of tourists traveling the Yellowhead highway.

The shot was taken in 1992 with a 35mm. Exakta Varex SLR, 50mm.Biotar lens, on high speed Ektachrome film. Scanned at 4000bpi in 2004, using a CanoScan 4000US scanner.

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