This camera is located on top of the 4th Avenue Marketplace
looking north. At the bottom of the
image is 3rd Avenue, running east and west. Just behind 3rd Avenue is a parking lot which is used
in the summer to host the Anchorage Market & Festival
(aka Saturday Market), where hundreds of
vendors sell a wide variety of Alaskan-made goods and food from all over the world. The Market
operates every weekend from May through September.
The large building in the middle is the Alaska Railroad
Depot (aka Anchorage Depot). Visible behind
the railroad is the Port of Anchorage
, the Cook Inlet and the Knik Arm.
On a clear day, you can even see Mount Denali
, North America's tallest mountain. It is located over
130 miles north of Anchorage and reaches an impressive 20,310 feet in height. (Above sea level -
looking at you, Mauna Kea!).
There are several events which happen throughout the year in view of this camera such as the Saturday
Market, Carnivals, Fur Rondy
and the annual Iron Dog Flying Iron