Wednesday, June 25, 2014

JUNEAU, ALASKA

Juneau is Alaska's capital and, with a population of some 32,000, it's third largest city.  The geographical area of the city is larger than either Rhode Island or Delaware, which I'm sure makes it the least densely populated of any of the state capitals.  It is unique among state capitals in that it is not connected by road to any other cities in either Alaska or Canada.

Here are a couple of shots of the downtown area that I took from our stateroom balcony.



The town features a tram to the top of a nearby mountain, and friends of our who took the tram on a different cruise report that it provides a good view up the inlet on which the town is situated.


Fishing is a huge industry in Alaska, especially along the Inner Passage, and I caught this shot of some salmon (I think) being transferred from a fishing vessel for "processing."


I only took this fish shot because I saw another tourist doing that and decided it was an interesting composition.  Following are a few more random shots I got while we were in Juneau.  These include an OK shot of some evergreens . . .


. . . and one of an unusual home (I think) on the shore of the inlet.


Finally, I really liked the following photo of some plastic pedestrian control barriers that could be stretched out to guide pedestrians where to walk but had been collapsed accordion-fashion.  They were positioned in front of the black hull of the Holland line cruise ship also docked in Juneau that day.


Our stay in Juneau was relatively short and we had two excursions planned (which will be dealt with in subsequent posts).  I do wish, though, that I had had time for some additional photography.

John

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