Thursday, July 31, 2014

Juneau 7/31/2014

On the road again Thursday July 31
Toured the Capitol of Alaska 

Fabric artwork on display at the Juneau Douglas City Museum

Lady demonstrating basketry.
Natives found glass bottles washed ashore.  They made a basket around the glass so they had a way to transport water.
Baskets are made of spruce root.

Ravens are ever present in art themes.
View from the 8th floor of an office building.

Phil thought he could wrestle the salmon from the bear.  Look at the size of those claws.
Juneau if called the San Francisco of Alaska.  The streets are extremely steep.  We parked on a steep hill as we sis our sight seeing.  The GPS took us down an EXTREMELY steep narrow street.  GPS didn't realize how steep.
St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church was built in 1894.  
It is the oldest original Russian Church in southeast Alaska.

Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Cathedral was very small but the stained glass windows were beautiful.

Glacier Gardens Rainforest was an awesome place to visit.
We saw what beauty can be created with upside down trees.  Read how Steve "happened"  upon his unique creation.

Because of the sunshine my photos don't do the Gardens justice.  Truly amazing.

Reception area

Kaleidoscope of colors!!!!!
We stayed again at Mendenhall Lake USDA Campground.