Vegreville is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located 103 km (64 mi) east of Alberta's capital city, Edmonton. The primary economic base of the town is agricultural.
The July Pysanka Festival showcases Ukrainian culture in AlbertaA large percentage of Vegreville's population is of Ukrainian Canadian descent. The world's largest pysanka (Ukrainian Easter egg) was created to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1974 and to celebrate Vegreville's ethnic heritage. The Pysanka will be one of four roadside attractions featured on the first series of the Canadian Roadside Attractions Series to be issued by Canada Post stamps on July 6, 2009.
The Town also has a close relationship with 41 Combat Engineer Regiment, a Canadian Forces Reserve unit based in Edmonton. The Regiment is the only unit of the Canadian Forces with Freedom of the Town and parades on Remembrance Day in the town.
The CN Vegreville Subdivision runs right through the center of the town and goes east to Lloydminster, west to Edmonton.
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ChrisJ (95100) 2009-06-13 22:02
Looks like a giant Easter egg! Good colour sharpness & framing. I like the reflections at right & the blue sky. Have a great Sunday!
jurek1951 (40949) 2009-06-13 22:11
this is a fantastic landscap photo. the color and the composition of the picture was successfull.
holmertz (38607) 2009-06-14 1:25
I like this composition where the roundness of the huge egg is contrasted by the square shapes of the building to the right. You have placed the pysanka nicely between the trees, where it forms the top of an elegant curve. This looks like a pleasant park, and the colours and pattern of the pysanka are quite beautiful.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2009-06-14 1:44
It is very astonishing this gigantic “Easter egg”. The framing and the balance of the photograph are successful. A photograph of quality, pleasant to contemplate. Cheer.
Have a nice sunday
snunney (80619) 2009-06-14 2:33
A fine capture of this unusual and rather large town symbol. I like how you have framed it with the town in the background and the lovely reflections on the lake. The lovely sky adds much to the mood.
belido (19934) 2009-06-14 6:23
very interesting shot. It looks the Ukrainian egg is flying! Well chosen angle and good exposure management. Well done!
Fis2 (83164) 2009-06-14 6:30
Ale fantastyczne jajo!
Good frame and colors.
Nicou (118090) 2009-06-14 7:35
comme un immense oeuf, génial cette image, qu'il est grand, bien capté dans un très beau ciel, et ces dessin, amngigique.
bravo et amitié
saxo042 (37054) 2009-06-14 11:58
This looks like a very different monument, this huge egg! Nice decorations and a fine photo altogether!
paura (47166) 2009-06-14 16:59
Parece-me um lugar daqueles muito interessantes, aqui mostrados em uma bem efetuada macro. O balão é de fato o ponto de destaque. Muito boa.
Bluejeans (64247) 2009-06-15 5:52
Ola Karen ,
Que beleza de ovo bem gigante tem uns detalhes magnificos , gostei de ver o céu bem azul de fundo faz um belo contraste , bopm enquadramento da foto , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Flavia (10352) 2009-06-15 8:18
Funny! It look like a flying egg!
avene (12675) 2009-06-15 8:31
the sky feels a little oversharpened for my taste, and I'd try and selectively lighten the large egg, but that's a personal preference. surreal scene, the pysanka looks more like an alien spaceship :) I quite like how you have composed the photo with the pathways leading the eye towards the main attraction.
denisn72 (8300) 2009-06-15 8:38
This ukrainian Easter egg is awesome. Great contrasts, colours and details. This is an interesting roadside attraction. Very informative note! Thanks for sharing.
lucasgalodoido (21051) 2009-06-15 9:17
uma escultura bem curiosa essa, e além disso, aprece ser um local bem bonito e agradável esse parque. Bela foto.
Parabéns e Abraço
molla (7127) 2009-06-16 2:29
You really framed the egg in a superb way.
for me the pattern of this "ukrainian" egg looks very Native Canadian.
shevchenko (19051) 2009-06-17 19:05
The artwork at the park make the town look like a modern city, good discover and good shoot to show the artistic ball with including surrounding environment, nice clean environment and full in relaxing feel, distinct photo, well done.