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Today I visited Adak Alaska and had about 90 minutes on the ground between flights to/from Anchorage. I grabbed a truck and tried to find a good vantage point in order to get a good perspective of that part of the Island. Adak, at one point during WWII, was very populated and quite a base for the US Military. They have since left the Island and the locals of about 150 mainly live off of the crabbing and fishing industries. There are many homes and buildings that are completely vacant and abandoned, some even with silverware left in the drawers from the military housing when they pulled out. It is a great little town though with some very nice people. In between snow squalls I was able to capture this panoramic from a hillside overlooking the airport and some of the main part of town and the empty houses once inhabited by military families during WWII and beyond.
Enjoy, it is a beautiful part of our country that very few get to see. The Islands out there are rugged and beautiful. I hope to go back during the summer and actually stay for a few days to really take advantage of the scenery!!
C&C always welcome and encouraged!!
Canon EOS 5D Mark III EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens 85mm f/4.5 1/800s 100 ISO 0.0 EV