Van Buren, AK is an old little town that's reinvented itself as quaint. It has a colorful street of turn-of-the-century buildings that have been cleaned up, (for the most part) painted and repurposed into artsy little shops and cafes.
I wasn't in the mood to shop but happy for the opportunity to take pictures.
Don't you think of the Old West when you see this bank?
I can't imagine what this bank (below) was thinking when they designed their building. Seems like it would have been a tad outrageous for it's time.
Nope, not a real owl.
Probably his job is to scare away the pigeons. Clearly, the birds are on to him.
The weather was so nice today after weeks & weeks of desert-like heat. A pleasant time of day-trippin'. I have a couple more pictures for next post. Check back!