Juneau, Alaska is one of the busiest places in the state due to its unsurpassed beauty, and accessibility by cruise ships. The town is surrounded in mountains which are often hidden in fog and rain, but grace the eyes when the sun comes out. Downtown is full of oddities which reflect the independent people renowned for living there. Due to the surrounding mountains, most of Downtown is accessed by an intricate boardwalk and staircase system which connects houses and properties perched on its steep slopes. Its amazing that houses could be built there at all! As I walked around Juneau and the greater surrounding area, I was struck but its uniqueness and setting. Here are 10 shots to help convey the beauty of the area.
10 thoughts on “Unique and Beautiful Juneau”
I had no idea Juneau was so beautiful. Thak you for these stunning photos.
Yes, it’s a remarkable place! I just finished reading Michener’s “Alaska”. His tale incorporates the significance of its beauty to the Tlingit, then the Russians, and finally the Americans. It’s been a beautiful place for a long time! 😉
Michener was a remarkable person and researcher. Did you know he was a foundling?
Didn’t know! Amazing the backstories of many of the Greats in history. So many have overcome tremendous adversity!
When we visited There I was astounded by the walk ways….I can see them clearly in my minds eye. It was great to your picture for that is what I remember….beautiful place!
Thanks Cindy! The boardwalks were WONDERFUL! 🙂 So eclectic.
Another beautiful, descriptive set of photos that show how diverse Juneau is. I love the colorful houses on the hillside, as independent as the residents who live in them.
Yes, there were some other “independent things” I didn’t include, such as “the research facility for unspeakable things” and a wooden, spinning statue of bears holding hands with humans. It’s cool downtown.
Bravo on the glacier photo! Did you ever find out what the iron chickens were for?
Thanks Jess! I’m playing with super long exposures with help from a 10-stop Neutral Density filter for those glaciers.
I just did a little more searching. They are part of “Chicken Yard Park” which had a playground and a school there I believe. In the artwork, a nun is feeding several chickens. Check it out : http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-07-18/seeking-out-juneaus-public-art