Alaska, 2016
Alaska, 2016
ALASKAN CRUISE 2016 PART 3 – JUNEAU, SALMON STALKING IN KETCHIKAN
This is the third part of my DSLR photographs from my family’s Alaska trip this past September. Part 1! Part 2! Most of these pics are from port. We visited another “historic” saloon, watched salmon swim upstream in Ketchikan, and visited the Totem Heritage Center.

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So, in part 2 we just left the Mendenhall Glacier, time for some lunch at the Red Dog Saloon

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The saloon was around during Juneau’s peak mining era

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Alaska, 2016
And now it’s a hardcore tourist restaurant – but there’s a live pianist and joyful vibes.

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Alaska, 2016
Wyatt Earp’s pistol

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There was a shot called the “Duck Fart” so of course I made Zach get one

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Alaska, 2016
This hotel was built the year after Alaska became a territory of the US. And now it’s the oldest operating hotel in Alaska. We didn’t stay there, but just popped in and looked around.

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Last street scenes from Juneau before hopping back on board the cruise ship.

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Good morning! Our last port. Ketchikan.

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Ketchikan! The name comes from the Tlingit name for the creek that runs through the town.

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Southeast Alaska Discovery Center!

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WHALE PARK! Cutest name.

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Ketchikan Creek! You could see the salmon swimming upstream

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Hey babies

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My dad excited about the salmon

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The salmon ladder! Helps the lil’ fishies swim upstream. Thousands of salmon swim through this creek every summer

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Ladder

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Salmon money shot

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There’s dead fish all along the stream, imagine swimming for your life and hundreds of dead versions of you floating past…T_T

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Totem Heritage Center

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These totem poles (and more in sensitive atmosphere-controlled cases) were moved from Tlingit villages on Tongass Island and Village Island. Native elders gave the state permission to retrieve and study the poles.

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There were a lot of great photographs near the delicate poles that show the context of where they were originally placed. Traditionally, totem poles were carved to honor important individuals, commemorate significant events, and to proclaim the lineage and social standing of their owners.

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Gorgeous street scenes and atmosphere

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Painted door

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Alaska, 2016
Alaska, 2016
Passed through this area with historic markers everywhere. This green building was a Japanese grocer (and eventually home to a sneaky gambling hall). In 1942, his family was sent to an internment camp during WW2 (as were all the Japanese families in the community).

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Alaska, 2016
Ketchikan has a fraught history of racial segregation between whites and Native peoples. And Creek Street was a dividing line between the wealthy communities and lower-income ones.

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Today it’s full of shops and is very tourist-friendly

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Delicious grilled salmon from a little stand on the street for lunch

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Just one of the new salmon shops

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Alaska, 2016
Gorgeous tho

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Pigeon in a business

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Alaska, 2016
Alaska, 2016
Back to the ship! Our last port, sad that the cruise is coming to a close.

And that’s it for my DSLR photos of Alaska! Going to resume catching up on weekly photos! ❤

Much love friends.

Posted by:sarahwaldo

By day I'm a content producer at an arts org in Los Angeles, by night I am the overly apologetic brain and face of sleepywaldo.blog

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