This bronze Kodiak sits near the capitol building
Alaska's Liberty Bell Replica
The facade of the capitol building
Fifty-five bells were struck as part of a savings bond drive held from May 15 to July 4, 1950 with the slogan "Save for Your Independence." They were given to the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S Territories, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. The Truman Library in Independence, MO has one (Harry was president) and one is in Annecy-le-Vieux, France the city where the replicas were cast in 1950.
The bells were to be displayed for the public and rung on patriotic occasions. Some are rather difficult to locate as they have been relegated to storage and/or refurbishing or to display in universities, libraries and museums.
Those I could find located near or in capitols as originally intended are pictured on these pages.
The left side of the capitol building
The right side
Many of the buildings in Juneau are built into the ground as you see here. The city is built right up the mountainside and they make use of all space possible. Many of the buildings I saw are not squared. The walls are at more than 90 degrees in order to maximize the use of available land. It is at a premium here.
Thr State Office Building
One of many walkways
Walkways like these are throughout Juneau. They help pedestrians to negotiate the mountainside and to avoid traffic. I used them frequently during my walk around the city.
These photos were taken from high up one of those walkways. Part of the Tongass Rainforest is seen in the left photo and Douglas Island in the right.
South Franklin St. My hotel is on this street.
Some shops on South Franklin
The colors are everywhere
And pennants and flags
See how the buildings are built right up to the side of the mountains. And the walkways run between the houses. By necessity the streets are very narrow.
A totem outside the Library
The Miner's Memorial
St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
The Cathedral of the Nativity
Another look up the mountainside
The Mount Roberts Tramcar
The tram goes up into the mist
Juneau's skyline taken from the docks with the Tongass in the
A cruise ship rests at dock while one of those floating cities
creeps in behind it.
Ships at harbor
The Commercial Fishermans Memorial
This is where I stayed
The ornate doorway
The phone is operable
Bath is down the hall
This is where I ate
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