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If there is ever a place you wish to visit for an extraordinary Fourth of July experience, make it Skagway. The day is filled with parades, hot dog and pie eating contests, arm wrestling, slow bike races, ducky derbies, dancing, music and the list goes on and on. But for those of you who can’t…

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  • beckyJuly 11, 2015 - 1:10 am

    These photos caught the whole 4th day wonderfully! Thank you, Elise!
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  • Elise GiordanoJuly 11, 2015 - 3:07 pm

    Thank you, Becky! So glad that you liked them. 🙂 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Joel ThomasJuly 11, 2015 - 11:41 pm

    We were in town for a family wedding in June and decided to extend our trip to include the 4th. Sooooo glad we did! What a great and festive vibe. You captured just what remember of the day and with a great eye. Awesome work! You and your camera performed admirably! What were you shooting with, if you don't mind saying?ReplyCancel

  • Elise GiordanoJuly 13, 2015 - 7:51 pm

    Thanks so much, Joel! So glad that you were able to stay through the fourth. It is quite an experience. So glad you liked the photos. As for my camera, I shoot with a Canon Mark 5D ii. I'm pretty sure all of these photos were shot with my 70-200 lens. Thanks for looking!ReplyCancel

Living in Alaska presents this Floridian with many new experiences and indeed some challenges. I’m sure it’s hard for many of you to imagine how small my town really is. I imagine you think Skagway is similar to other small towns you’ve been to, multiple streets, houses spread out, Wal-Mart 30 minutes away. But Skagway…

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Growing up, I hated Sundays. It was the last day of the weekend and the last day to finish homework.These days, it may just be my favorite day of the week.It’s my gym-free day, laze-around-the-TV day, cook-some-yummy-food day and rest-for-one-more-day day. What’s not to love?In Skagway, Sundays are quiet. Smoke filters out of chimneys, people…

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While we have yet to see any snow in town, there is plenty just 15 minutes away. It is a complete winter wonderland. U.S customs is about nine miles away, and just past customs lies what we call “the pass.” It’s basically the summit of a mountain, and it is beautiful!! But it gets extremely…

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I live in a town full of history. Aptly dubbed “The Gateway to the Klondike,” Skagway was once a bustling community filled with nearly 30,000 stampeders readying themselves to unearth gold. The gold lay in Dawson City, hundreds of miles away, but Skagway was a place of outfitters, restaurants, bars and brothels. It was here…

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