Alaska (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide) by DK Publishing
By DK Publishing
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Only men may pass this wall. The Russian Bishop’s House is the oldest intact Russian building in Sitka. Built in 1843 by the Russian American Company as the Bishop’s residence, it also functioned as an orphanage, school, and seminary. The altar, behind the iconostasis, is where the priest celebrates the Holy Liturgy. St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church (1893), was founded for Juneau’s mostly Tlingit Orthodox community. ORTHODOX INTERIORS The interiors of Russian Orthodox churches are simple in layout, but are lavishly decorated with rich colors and beautiful, vibrant icons, as seen here in the chapel at St.
WINTER BIRDS Most nesting and migratory birds in Alaska go south in winter, but Steller’s jays, magpies, ravens, and ptarmigan are yearround residents. The availability of food in towns has changed the migratory patterns of ducks and geese and it is often possible to see them in mid-winter in the Southeast. Chickadees, nuthatches, and other small birds that winter in Alaska can also be seen around bird-feeders in the south. The raven has long been revered by indigenous peoples as the creator of the world and bringer of daylight.
Charter fishing tours involve chartering a boat with a guide for half a day or a full day. Sportfishing vessels can travel far from shore to find the best sportfishing grounds for enthusiastic anglers looking for a good catch. Fly-in fishing, a quintessential Alaskan experience, involves a floatplane flight to a remote lake for some quiet angling. A P O R T R A I T O F A L A S K A 41 TIPS FOR ANGLERS Fishing licenses: non-residents pay $20 per day, $35 for 3 days, $55 for a week, $80 for 2 weeks, and $145 for a year.