When I was in Haines Junction nine years ago, I took some panoramic shots of the mountains that surround this little town blessed with great views. At the time, I never thought I’d return. But when I was back in Haines Junction last month, I woke up early, just so that I could return to the same spot and take the same images from exactly the same vantage point.
It’s not often you can tell people that you just jaywalked across the Alaska Highway to take a photograph, but that’s exactly what I did here - after checking to see that there was no traffic and yes, I actually remembered to look the "wrong" way first.
I walked downhill, looking across the highway, when I noticed this police cruiser at the Shell service station. But, like one of those cartoon characters, I did a quick double-take and realised (even from about 50 metres away) that it was not a real cruiser, but a wooden replica.
I knew these had been tested in parts of Europe for the past few years, but it was the first time I’d actually seen one myself. I later found out that the students in the local school had created the wooden replica in their woodwork class. I’m sure they all scored A+ grades.
I guess I could have captioned this post "Mountie Everest".
Friday, October 17, 2008
Officer, Be Careful Of Woodpeckers
Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON