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Brian's Downtown Walk

Feeling guilty about eating a pastry, I decided to walk it off downtown. Clear blue skies made it a good time to test my new digital camera. --Brian

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    I got some tickets at the PAC, and then stopped in the downtown Kaladi Brothers for coffee. I was impressed by the paintings of Sioux Blackledge.
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    Forgive the odd angles. I was trying to avoid reflections in the glass. Some reflections looked kind of cool though.
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    I am not art critic, but I do know what I like. Sioux's command of color really catches the eye. Her paintings seem to flow.
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    This was my favorite for two reasons: blue is my favorite color, and I could walk down the street and compare this with the real thing.
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    See? The real Sleeping Lady.
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    These photos were taken from Resolution Park, which I like to call the Shoulder of Anchorage...right where it curves from 3rd to L.
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    THE SUN...in the shade...with snow on it. Mind...can't...comprehend...BOOOOM!! Okay, my head exploded.
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    It was once said that on the Captain Cook sign you could see Cook on the deck of his ship. Hmmm...I think he's below decks.
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    The Courthouse totems. On the sign: "Attaining Balance Within." I believe that's what the pair together is called. Created by Lee Wallace and Edwin Dewitt
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    "Eagle and Giant Clam"
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    "Raven Stealing The Moon And Stars"
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    Outside of another courthouse I used to make deliveries to as a courier, here's a statue of a bear and cub.
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    Benches still buried. As I took this photo, I couldn't help but think of the bus scene in Forrest Gump.
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    "Cain't sit here! Seat's taken!"
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    Without a doubt, this is my favorite statue downtown. This whale is diving, and in the "water" up by it's tail, you can see native Alaskan whalers in trouble.
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    Unfortunately, I was not able to get into the building to take a shot from above, but this is at 3rd and H.
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    This is at the enterance to the Captain Cook statue, at L between 3rd and 4th. It's got a great observation deck for photos of the Inlet.
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    Captain Cook, the Sun in his hand. That's better than the beer cans that get left there, occassionally.
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    Of what possible significance is this building? It was where I got my start in Anchorage radio in 1998. 5th and L had Magic 98.9 and KYMG studios before moving to Dimond Center.
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    And across from the old studios at 5th and L is the Copper Whale Inn. Here's the whale.
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    Hmmm...looks more like wood than copper, but still cool. All in all a nice day to walk downtown.