This blog post takes you to Ragged Ass Road, Yellowknife. It got its name because of the dirt poor folks that lived there during gold mining days. The street sign is so popular that they've had to bolt it to a rock to keep it from getting stolen. That's me posing.
What a strange mix of sights on this street! You just never know what is waiting around the corner that might make a stunning photo. Today $800,000 homes (real estate in Yellowknife is as pricy as Toronto and Vancouver) sit next to historic shacks and eclectic collections of memorabilia. Someone is keeping the history of Ragged Ass Road alive.
An abandoned Ford truck, rusting beneath the autumn trees.
A collection of snowshoes displayed along the wall of one of the wealthier homes.
Some of the older shacks seem to have interesting decor added, like the red door on this one, and often there is a dog house outside.
Not too far away, in Old Town, my husband shot this colourful picture of float planes. We watched them take off and land from our balcony. Float planes are a very important part of life in the North.