Alaska - Eyewitness Travel Guide. by Keith Davidson

By Keith Davidson

Иллюстрированный путеводитель по Аляске. Множество фотографий, иллюстраций и карт как выбрать правильный маршрут. Планы и карты национальных парков Аляски. Огромный выбор отелей и ресторанов город за городом: достопримечательности и праздники. Прогулки, экскурсии и тематические маршруты. Alaska will be approximately divided , into 8 major areas. the biggest urban, Anchorage, brings a flavor of city existence to the desolate tract, whereas to the south, the Kenai Peninsula bargains a number of outdoors actions. Prince William Sound, a amazing bay at the south coast, positive factors impressive surroundings and wildlife-viewing. Southeast Alaska, an archipelago of lovely islands, boasts the country capital Juneau, and a number of fascinating cities. The massive inside, bisected via the Alaska diversity, includes Fairbanks, the states moment urban, and Alaskas section of the Klondike goldfields. Southwest Alaska combines stark volcanic landscapes with positive fishing grounds, whereas Arctic and Western Alaska is a pristine desert. under is an outline of every of those different areas.

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The best places to see nesting gannets, fulmars, petrels, cormorants, puffins, kittiwakes, and other cliff-nesting birds include Glacier Bay, Kenai Fjords National Park, and the Pribilof Islands. Thick-billed murres inhabit large cliff colonies, but do not build nests, instead laying their eggs on bare rock. Glaucous gulls, among the world’s largest gulls, live on the Pribilof Islands (see pp216–17) and on the western and northern coasts, from the YukonKuskokwim Delta to Canada’s northern regions.

In most Orthodox churches there are no pews, as worshipers are expected to stand in deference to Christ’s suffering. St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral, in Sitka, was begun in 1844 when the original cornerstone was laid by Bishop Veniaminov. Destroyed by fire in 1966, the church was rebuilt and reconsecrated by 1976. Spirit houses grace the churchyard behind St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in the tiny Athabaskan village of Eklutna. Each of these structures is a gravesite and is decorated according to individual family traditions.

World Eskimo-Indian Olympics Talkeetna Moose Dropping Festival (2nd weekend), Alaska Bearpaw Festival Southeast Alaska State Fair (mid-Jul), Eagle River near Anchorage. On offer are bear-oriented events, including a parade, a teddy bear (3rd week), Haines. This fair features a farmers’ market, a lumberjack show, pig races, a dog show, and live music. Talkeetna. This very popular festival includes a parade, a 3-mile (5-km) run, and a (mid-Jul), Fairbanks. This Native event includes an array of traditional games, including the kneel jump, toe kick, blanket toss, ear pull, and greased pole walk.

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