So I have “gone out,” as they say, and I will not see Alaska for a couple months. It’s a shame that I can only get out during the summer and Christmas. Those are the best times to be in Barrow.
So, I thought this might be an opportune moment to throw up some images of America’s northernmost city.
I will miss it.
(I think my brother has bigger walk-in closets)
(Actually, this was probably about 2:00am)
Umiaq Race During Independence Week Celebrations
(Cause Fireworks aren’t so keen in July)
Barrow at 2am in Late May
(Out for an evening walk)
(Can’t tell where it begins, can ya!)
Arctic Palm Trees
(Modeled on bone sculptures)
The Northernmost American-Style Football Field in the World
(I suck as a sports photographer, don’t I)
(No skirts on these girls)
The Ocean as Seen from Barrow’s Cafe
(Whale jawbones and umiaq frames)
The Ocean from Outside Brower’s Cafe
(A little later in the Year)
Probably Returning from a Hunt
(Trying to steal muktuk from the back of that pick-up)
(Spring Whaling Festival Held in June. It’s been a good whaling season, so this will be a great festival this year, …and I am going to miss it!)
(Barrow has the best dumpsters!)
(Whale skull in the foreground)
Will Rogers Memorial
(He died in a plane crash on his way to Barrow)
(Part of the early warning defense system)
Let’s See the Ocean Again!
Fido and Junkmail
(All packed and ready to go out)
Denise Marie Merat said:
I think Will Rodgers would find it extremely ironic that he died on the way to Barrow. He was a funny guy. Hope your trip out is satisfying. I know mine has been, so far.
It’s not where you would have expected him to end his days, is it? (As I recall he was on his way to visit Charles Brower.)
I love the series of pictures of the whale jaw bones against the different skies…It’s absolutely beautiful! You’re so lucky to be seeing this!
It is a really amazing place to live.
Jen kiser said:
Why you gotta leave! Barrow is awesome! You didn’t get a pic of them cutting or serving whale, newly caught tutu…or a polar bear. Looks like you have a few more pics to take 😉
Well, I shall return!
(Needed a break badly, so I are in a different desert now. I’ll be back come July.)
I have so many questions for you! Think I’ll email them.
Hi Heather, is this my Facebook friend Heather? I never got the email, but I’m happy to answer any questions you have.
…except for what I was doing last Saturday. My lawyers have advised that I remain quiet on that subject at least until under subpoena.
Not from Facebook. I’ve a bazillion question for you, being interested in your teaching/life up there. Will send an email soon. There must be one listed in your info page?
Any question? What’s the weight of an African Swallow?
Are you sure, it isn’t the air-speed velocity of a swallow that you want to know?
Thank you for visiting my blog and liking the Being a Tourist in London post. Love the dumpster here! 🙂
Do you like it? There are a BUNCH of painted dumpsters in Barrow. I’ll show more soon.
Keya Majoomdar said:
I didn’t realize that you lived in Alaska …! It’s awful that when I hear Alaska I think of Sarah Palin first … you guys need to fix that problem with a PR blitzkrieg
Ah, but she belongs to America now. ….at least her ego does.
My Dad spent WWII in Point Barrow for Cold Weather Testing on aircraft. He had a photo album full of pictures taken there.
Looking at yours, it hasn’t changed a bit.
Thanks for a trip down memory lane with the great photos.
You are very welcome. Thank you for sharing a little of your Dad’s story.
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Sinclair 3168 said:
Really enjoyed seeing these photos of your fascinating corner of the world, that I know so little about. Thanks for dropping by my blog 🙂
Glad you stopped by, and I just checked your blog again. Loved the Colonia del Sacramento pics.
Sinclair 3168 said:
Thank you! I look forward to going back and finding out more about the place.
Great pictures: they capture the beauty of the landsacpe.
Robert Bovington said:
I enjoyed seeing the pictures and reading your comments. What prompted me to read your post was the title “Temporary Loss of Northitude: In Which I Wax Photographic About Barrow”. I am English – from Brighton on the south coast – and there is often humorous rivalry between southerners and northerners (English ones). Barrow is a town in the north of England.
Lol, local rivalries are the best, …when they’re not the worst, that is.
Thank you Pit.
Food,Photography & France said:
Great shots – bit of a surprise as I thought you lived in Barrow in the North of England:)
It’s my plot to get a whole bunch of UK followers.
Wow! Thanks so much for look at what most of us haven’t seen yet. My brother lives in Fairbanks so I go up there to visit periodically. Maybe some time……
Well, if you ever do pop up, be sure to say hi.