Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Monday, March 14, 2011

Jackson, Wyoming

It's strange to be sitting here blogging and listening to music, knowing what's going on in Japan and Libya. But here I am...

After leaving Yellowstone and driving through the Grand Teton National park, we stayed the night in Jackson. It's a nice (and expensive) Western town, complete with covered wooden sidewalks in places, which I'm sure would be very nice in the winter.
The town is most famous for being near the Jackson Hole ski area, but we didn't make it there. However, we did see the famous arches made of elk antlers at the entrance to main town park. Don't worry - the antlers are all shed by the elk, so no elk were harmed in the making of these arches.
And that's a small peek at my part of the world - lots more peeks around the world can be found at My World Tuesday.

32 comments:

  1. What a fun look at your world today, Al! Love that stack of antlers!! Hope you have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  2. Jackson Hole is one of my favorite places. The combination of stellar scenery, awesome wildlife and friendly locals keep it high on my list of places to get back to! Thanks for giving me a pleasing reminder of a great place!

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  3. The arch is beautiful and unique.

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  4. I agree on both counts, nice and expesive but a beautiful setting as well.

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  5. Wow, what a lot of antlers! Love that shot.

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  6. As the sign says, some people will give the shirt off their backs. But elks give of their antlers. What a magnificent monument they make.:)

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  7. Quite the archway!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  8. i heard people say it's expensive there. and you just confirmed that. still would love to see a real western town and pose with the antlers.

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  9. I've never been there, but have always wanted to visit. Even more so now that I've seen your photos. I love the arch and am relieved that it was constructed from 'donations'

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  10. Hi Al, I like your photos of Jackson. I've been there winter and summer - I really like the ski area, but I've also hiked. The landscape is breathtaking.

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  11. When we went to YellowStone we made it to Jackson Hole made one loop around the town square, saw the antler arches and drove out of town..there was no where to park and DH was getting tired, we'd been on the road for over 3 weeks stopping at night but driving all day. And we still had to drive back to MS...There was so much to see, lol..of course we picked the wrong time to go, The Motor Cycle Rally in SD was just starting and ending while we were there. I think they followed us from Mt. Rushmore...lol..the streets of Jackson Hole was covered with bikes no where to park or no way to see anything but bikers.
    I hope to come back just to stay in one area and see more that we missed last time.
    Love your pictures as always, Thanks for sharing with us.

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  12. Beautiful photos from Jackson, it is a great place to visit and one of my favorites.

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  13. What a cool arch! Jackson Hole looks like a beautiful place!

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  14. I was curious when I saw your humb nail. Now I see your post, All these antlers, you better guard it so th Chinese and the Koreans don't come to steal them. You might end up with just the base of it.

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  15. It looks like a fun and pretty place to visit.

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  16. the arch is so unique. i don't think i've seen anything like that before.

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  17. different speed of time / life. interesting detail indeed. please have a good tuesday you all.


    daily athens

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  18. Oh my....!! Arches made of elk antlers!! WoW!! :O

    Nice pictures! And yes, I agree with you, strange to sit here blogging, knowing at the same time people suffer both in Japan and Libya!! :(

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  19. Wow! An arch with antlers?! I have never seen anything like this before. Great shot.
    I feel for Japan's tragedy too.

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  20. A few years back when we visited the area, we stayed a night in Jackson as well.

    Were there Elk at the National Elk Refuge? Or were they all gone?

    I agree that it is strange to carry on life like normal when such horrible tragedy is on the other side of the world.

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  21. wow, the arch is quite something! beautiful photos, especially the one with hanging flowers.

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  22. Wow - cool elk horn sculpture!

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  23. la photo no 2 est tres originale et surprenante

    Publicity ;o) Every Friday (and the Weekend), The Challenge "Walk In The Street Photography"

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  24. Strange world, yes, and how some things loose "power"...

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  25. Wow, and I mean wow, that's a lot of antlers! And such beautiful art! Such a nice change of pace from keeping up with the tragedy in Japan. Thanks.

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  26. Hi Al
    le tue foto sono sempre molto interessanti.
    Belli questi fiori appesi al soffitto, e soprattutto molto particolare e strano quell'arco fatto di corna di alci.
    Chi è l'autore ?
    Un augurio di buona giornata :)
    Myriam

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  27. Al, last week I 'found' the arch on the Jackson Hole webcam. We have the most fun watching the webcam off and on - and now your photo brings it to reality! Thanks!

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  28. These have a weird effect en masse, as if the arch was made of rubber.
    I agree, we are all distracted and at a loss just now.

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  29. The antlers' arch is fascinating, what a weird idea. whoever dreams up stuff like that?

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  30. Wow! So cool! I know you guys had a great time - I wonder what your reaction was when you first saw the antlers. Mine? O man, I hope they don't fall!
    Great Photog. as always. Happy & safe travels, you guys.

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