Friday, August 7, 2015

Anchorage

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All right, enough teasing. We got to our B&B in Anchorage, Alaska, something after 1 AM local time (4 AM body time) on Thursday. Going from St. Louis to here via Los Angeles is like flying from London to Rome by way of Helsinki, but the flights are way, way longer. After an off-kilter night, we got up and poked around the town. The city has about 300,000 people, the metro area 400,000. The whole state, twice as big as Texas, has less than a  million people. St. Louis City and County have more than that.

Most of these pictures are around 4th Avenue, the main street downtown. The next to last is on the coastal trail, very near where we are staying.

We're doing a photography walking tour of the downtown area this morning. In the evening, there is a four hour van trip down Cook Inlet for the big lens crowd. Sunset isn't until 10:21 PM. 

Lots more stops after here.                            

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6 comments:

s.c said...

Looks like a very nice, quiet and hopefully not overheated destiny. Hope to see some great photo opportunities with the accompanying photo's.

Sharon Anck said...

I love all these street life shots! Lots of people out enjoy their short-lived summer!

William Kendall said...

Ah, so that's where you went! I'd love to visit the state someday.

Halcyon said...

Looks like the people are friendly. I like that bench!

Birdman said...

Reindeer sausages? Santa ain't happy!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wow! How exciting Bob, although nothing would tempt me to eat a reindeer sausage :)