Friday, 19 April 2013

Edmonton Tarot: The Sun (XIX)


Interpretation: The Sun is one of the most favourable cards in the Major Arcana. It represents a tremendous burst or renewal of energy that leads to major growth. This card indicates a period of fruitful activity and creativity in all areas of life. Expect love, friends, accomplishment, success, satisfaction, high spirits and joy!

Image: Ask any Edmontonian what is big and yellow in our city and all will reply with one voice: "The Butterdome!" Located at the University of Alberta, this sports complex is actually named the Universiade Pavilion but everyone knows it better by its nickname. The Butterdome houses indoor track and field facilities, a soccer/field hockey field, basketball, volleyball, tennis and badminton courts, wrestling rings and a climbing wall. Apart from looking like a giant pound of butter, the Universiade Pavilion has nothing to do with the dairy industry. But one of the university's best-selling souvenirs is the ever-popular Butterdome butter dish.

[Photo by Debra She Who Seeks]

29 comments:

turquoisemoon said...

Very Cool! Good imagery...

Yvonne said...

The Butterdome is actually very cool looking. I love it!

greekwitch said...

Cool building. I just love the connection with tarot's sun!

Sulky Kitten said...

Very unusual looking building.

DEZMOND said...

wish I could get that card!

Miss Val's Creations said...

I love that the nickname is The Butterdome! How appropriate! That is some serious yellow.

Laurie Mcknight said...

it is beautiful and I also love the connection,

Jeanne said...

WoW!!! Couldn't miss that building! But so aptly named. :0)
Butterdome butterdishes...clever marketing.

Victoria said...

Very very cool...love the sun card..a very magical one indeed..always full of good signs! Fab post as always!
Hugs and happy wkd!
Victoria

Doug Jamieson said...

I wish my city had the courage to build something interesting like that.

brandi said...

~that is quite a sight to see...around here i can not think of any vibrant structures...all are pretty neutral in color...much love light and blessings~

jaz@octoberfarm said...

having a butterdome butter dish would be so cool!

Nina Gray said...

wow! thats one lovely butterdome!!

Ken said...

I love that building. I've been there many times with my kids, participating in the Edmonton Journal Indoor Games, as well as driving the bus there on a field trip or two.

The facility is huge! Although, there's not a lot of places to park a school bus there. :)

Magic Love Crow said...

The sun card! I need this card and I need the sun too! It's raining again! The Butterdome is cool! I would love to own a Butterdome butter dish! Have a great one ;o)

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

What a bright, cheery-looking building. And a perfectly-suited name for it!

Ah...the sun card. I like this one. And I can think of a few wonderful times in my life that it would apply to.

Laeli said...

Ha Ha I did not know that place had an actual name!

Miss Robyn said...

Ahh the Sun .... love it!!
Thanks tons for your comment x your words were tame compared to what I was saying at times

mrsduncanmahogany said...

Now how did we ever miss The Butterdome when we were in Edmonton? Thanks for sharing this interpretation, I love these posts!

Riot Kitty said...

I love how you connect every day things with these complex cards and explain them to us!

Tricky Nag said...

From now on when I drive by that monstrosity I'm going to think of it as the sun and that will make the look of the building much more bearable and perhaps even cheery. Given our spring I may go by tomorrow.

Cheryl said...

That is a card I would really like to see show up.

The Butterdome is aptly nicknamed. That is one BIG yellow building.

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

It does look rather tasty!

JACKIESUE said...

butta...almost as great a word as baaaaaaaacon

DWei said...

I wonder who decided to paint it yellow and in that shade.

Maybe there was a ton of discount yellow paint or something.

laughingwolf said...

is there a margarine dome, too? ;)

Francie M said...

Wow! I have to admit I was taken aback by its, um, yellowness, but its so cheerful. I'm a fan now!

Blueberry said...

Butterdome - it suits it. Cool-looking building!

Kal said...

I LOVES ME THE BUTTERDOME. I walked past that building for 3 years when I went to the U of A.