This series of photos was taken between 5:56 -6:16 am. I didn't use a tripod at all, just had the camera in my hands (as evidenced by some of the not-so-crisp photos!). If anyone wants the specs on one or more of these, please let me know!
TFL - kimB
You can see my Blazer just to the right of center. You can also see that we currently have just a trace of snow. We'd had several inches until about 10 days ago, when we began experiencing unseasonably warm weather and virtually all of it melted away. We are just now starting to get back to normal (highs in the low to mid 20s, lows in the teens).
Okay - these have to be some of the weirdest sculptures I've ever seen, but they've been here - in the walkway at the corner of 5th Ave and F Street - since last year and have intrigued me all this time. Because the downtown area is sooo busy during the day and I'm rarely here during "off hours," I took advantage of my early-morning adventure to check these guys out!
I'm not sure who the sculptor is, as the only signs I could see basically said, "Keep off" and "Do not climb." Pictured above are the Canada Goose, Wolf and Bear sculptures. And yes, Alaska has Starbucks - 16 of them w/in a 40 mile radius, actually! I love their decaf frappucinos, but prefer to give my business to the small, locally-owned coffee shops, whenever possible.
This is my favorite of the bunch! Always love my moose :) The building on the right in the background is the "Alaska Center for the Performing Arts" - locally referred to as "The PAC" (performing arts center). This is where we have a lot of concerts, plays and other special events. Playing this month is "The Producers." The skybridge behind this moose connects the PAC to the Egan Convention Center. Beyond the skybridge is the Town Square.
Looking east up 5th Ave again - this time, from the south side of the street. Town Square is just to the right of where I'm standing. "Glass" building on the left is the front of the Egan Convention Center.
TFL - kimB