When I was in Alaska, just off the main street I discovered this alleyway that led to this alcove with tables outside that were surrounded by these old wooden buildings. One of them was a cafe so I ordered a bowl of chili and had lunch outside. While I was eating I looked up and I noticed all around on the rooftops were these native adornments so I tilted my camera upwards and took a few shots during lunch. Perhaps this will give you some idea of the ambiance and atmosphere amongst the power lines.
The chili was excellent and because it was off the main drag there were no lines.
End of the Line
Weekly Photo Challenge: Lines
“When Freedom from her mountain height
Unfurled her standard to the air,
She tore the azure robe of night,
And set the stars of glory there.”
Joseph Rodman Drake
Skagway means beautiful woman derived from the early inhabitants Tlingit language.
She was also once a gold digger and became a boom town during the late 1800’s gold rush.
Most of the buildings have been preserved and today it’s designated as a historic site while serving the tourist trade. The town of about 1,000 people doubles when a cruise ship arrives in the harbor.
The two buildings on each end are reported as being haunted. The Red Onion Saloon built in 1898 is now listed as a National Historic Building but was once Skagway’s most exclusive bordello.
My lodging was at the Historic Skagway Inn which was also a brothel during the gold rush days but is now a charming little Bed & Breakfast. I stayed in the lovely Hattie’s room. Pictured below.
“There’s time enough, but none to spare.” Charles W. Chesnutt
Weekly Photo Challenge: Spare
It was about a one hour flight over the mountains from Juneau to Skagway. One hopes that the pilot isn’t having a really bad day. Glaciers and mountains provided a spare but often scenic landscape.
Maverick’s residence while in Juneau, Alaska
Had a great view of downtown Juneau and cruise ships in the harbor.
I have returned from the great state of Alaska and had a wonderful time the six days I was there. Probably good that I wasn’t there any longer as I now have a ton of photos to go through which I’ll share as I get to them. Primarily they’re from the Juneau and Skagway area. There’s also lots of blog likes and messages in my absence to respond to which I’ll get to eventually, thank you.
Tomorrow morning we go to Skagway