5-19-14

May 20, 2014 at 5:36 am | Posted in anchorage, photo du jour | Leave a comment
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Mayday tree, Fairview neighborhood.

5-18-14

May 20, 2014 at 5:33 am | Posted in alaska, photo du jour | Leave a comment
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knik view

View of Cook Inlet from near Old Town Knik.

5-13-14

May 20, 2014 at 5:29 am | Posted in anchorage, photo du jour | Leave a comment
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denali tower in fog

13-story Denali Tower in Midtown Anchorage appears as a beacon on a foggy morning.

5-11-14

May 12, 2014 at 7:20 am | Posted in anchorage, photo du jour | Leave a comment
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mt view apt

5-9-14

May 10, 2014 at 5:34 am | Posted in anchorage, photo du jour | Leave a comment
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Moose-proofed?

5-8-14

May 10, 2014 at 5:25 am | Posted in photo du jour, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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5-7-14

May 8, 2014 at 7:06 am | Posted in alaska, anchorage, photo du jour | Leave a comment
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maintenance shop sign

5-5-14

May 6, 2014 at 3:50 am | Posted in anchorage, photo du jour | Leave a comment
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True Salon, Fireweed Lane, Anchorage

5-4-14

May 5, 2014 at 8:10 am | Posted in alaska, architecture and design, photo du jour | Leave a comment
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Knik Hall, the only larger building remaining from the town of Knik, AK [which thrived in the 1895-1910 era and was eclipsed by Anchorage].  There are some photos of old Knik at the Vilda online archive.  Can also find some images of this building [apparently a former pool hall] during relocation and rebuilding, around 1970.  Kind of a good example of vernacular pioneer era construction.  [The original Knik townsite was mined for gravel and really isn’t there anymore.]

Checking out the sand dune at Kincaid Park

May 4, 2014 at 8:19 pm | Posted in anchorage, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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The denuded area of Kincaid Park along its southern coast had been there for many years, but in the ’90s sometime the authorities started to get a bit more concerned, and wondered [with good reason] if a large part of the park was turning into a desert?  I’d heard about the sand dune for years, and seen signs of its presence but had never seen it in person.

These geo-cachers give a pretty good basic explanation of what happened there.

And Alaska Dispatch has a good photo gallery and description of the area from 2011.  Their headline might seem alarmist, until one sees this landscape in real life.  Descriptions and even aerial photos don’t really do it justice.  The dune head seems like it could swallow the Anchorage bowl.

Here’s a few of my photos from Mayday evening.

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