Sitka, AK

Sitka, where the Russians first landed in 1799, was our first land excursion.  Apart from tourism it is known for being the setting of the Michael Chabon novel The Yiddish Policemen’s Union.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sitka,_Alaska

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Yiddish-Policemens-Union-Michael-Chabon/dp/0007150938/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1379898642&sr=8-4&keywords=michael+chabon

Here are some photos from my time onshore.  Please click on an image below to enlarge, click FOLLOW to receive future pages.

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One Reply to “Sitka, AK”

  1. Tremendously evocative of the natural beauty of Sitka harbor on a steel gray day. We saw it, too, but couldn’t capture it. Great shot of the Shadow – your title perfectly sets the mood for mysterious and wonderful adventure!
    We walked the park and took pics of totem poles and dying salmon! Hope you saw the Bishop’s House, though. The record inside suggested a truly selfless – and talented – man did much for the native and occupying peoples of Sitka in his time. Intriguing construction methods were on display.

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