Monday, September 11, 2017

monday mural - alaska

I took a photo of this mural back in 2000 when we lived in Fairbanks.  Eventually this building, which I believe was the home of the Alaska Rag Co., was torn down and replaced with a Mariott Hotel the following year.   The Yukon Quest, a 1,000 mile Internstional Sled Dog Race from Fairbanks to Whitehorse, Yukon, begins on the Chena River which is right across the street.


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24 comments:

  1. Hi Bill.

    Beautiful wall painting.
    The pool dogs are beautiful.

    Groettie from Patricia.

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  2. That is a great mural, very nice image.

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  3. The mural radiate a certain cold atmosphere but of course its Alaska.

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  4. Love the colours in this mural, and the way it looks as though it was painted many years ago and it's survived a few Alaska winters.

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  5. When I first saw this I thought, "What an unusual mural for Ireland!"--until I read your explanation. Very appealing, Bill!

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  6. It's interesting that we have a completely different style of buildings here. I imagine available building materials are the reason.

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  7. Alaska.... cold, cold!
    When it is summer, I have an aversion to cold! When it is winter... I just have to cope. : )

    Nice mural!

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  8. I have two friends who have experience riding in on a sled pulled by dogs. They enjoyed it very much but, I don't think they are up for a race.

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  9. Living in Montreal, Canada, I am one of the perhaps few that love winter, Bill. This is a beautiful mural, thank you so much for sharing it.

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  10. It must be exciting to see the start of the Yukon Quest!

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  11. something i would expect from ireland! looks amazing!

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  12. What a nice (long lost) mural! Thank you for the link to your former totem pole. What a dramatic piece to have in your very own home, and very fitting for Alaska.

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  13. It makes me cold to look at it! Nice find.

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  14. That's a lovely mural. Too bad the building had to go...

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  15. Oh well done Bill! This one will be remembered in photo form forever! I would be so fed up if I'd put in all that work and they had the cheek to knock the building down 😀

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  16. Pity to lose a mural. Was in Anchorage five years ago and don't remember seeing many murals. Seems that native peoples murals would be a perfect theme for blah walls there. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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