The reasons I wanted to return were simple. More than just photographs of the teepee, I wanted to capture new stylized shots of the framework and architecture that make up the structure. Because it's so widely photographed, I enjoyed the challenge of trying to find different angles and vantage points that seemed unique or more original. I think I did that here, and some of the shots I came up with look surprisingly modernist. Singled out, you might not recognize the web of beams and girders or think that you're actually looking at a giant teepee.
Secondly, I really wanted to capture the Saamis Teepee at night. Bathed in white light, the structure really pops against the black sky, which also emphasizes the lines of the landmark. I think if you're a local it's easy to become jaded about places like this, but even on return visits I still find the scale of the attraction awe-inspiring.