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

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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

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.

4-29-14

April 30, 2014 at 5:41 am | Posted in alaska, anchorage, photo du jour | Leave a comment
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spring buds

On the Turnagain Arm Trail this afternoon.

4-28-14 [from the archives, Summer 2003]

April 29, 2014 at 4:40 am | Posted in anchorage, photo du jour | 1 Comment
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pagoda restaurant sign

My 2003 photo of sign at the former Pagoda Restaurant, 5th Ave. and A St., downtown Anchorage.
The building it was in [originally a small house — municipal tax records list that it was built in 1950, but I suspect it’s older than that] is [amazingly] still there, though it has been unoccupied since its brief reincarnation as a coffee shop.  The former restaurant owner apparently continued to live in the house for a few years after the restaurant closed.

4-23-14

April 27, 2014 at 4:58 am | Posted in anchorage, photo du jour | Leave a comment
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Ingra St. cabin

Vintage 1950 log home on Ingra St. in Fairview.

4-21-14

April 22, 2014 at 3:34 am | Posted in anchorage, photo du jour | Leave a comment
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Big cottonwood, Ship Creek Trail.

4-14-14

April 22, 2014 at 3:31 am | Posted in anchorage, photo du jour | Leave a comment
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This 25 ft wide little place on 6th Ave. near ‘A’ St. used to be a Japanese restaurant called Yakitori.  Recently Tito’s Gyros struggled along here for awhile, and now it is vacant.

4-5-14

April 6, 2014 at 5:39 am | Posted in anchorage, art, photo du jour | Leave a comment
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Photo class session, learning about shooting portraits in natural light.

4-3-14

April 4, 2014 at 6:04 am | Posted in anchorage, photo du jour | Leave a comment
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Ready for Winter to end!

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