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Creek Street

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 11 April 2016 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Creek Street is a historic area of Ketchikan, Alaska. The street is actually a boardwalk mounted in stilts on a high slope on the east side of Ketchikan Creek, east of the city's downtown.

Creek Street is infamous as being Ketchikan's red light district, roughly between 1903 and 1954, and some of its attractions are commemorations of this past. Its origins lie in a 1903 city ordinance banishing brothels from the city center to the "Indian Town" area on the east side of the creek, and it operated until the brothels were outlawed and shut down in 1954. Numerous houses of prostitution sprang up on this difficult terrain, supported by wooden stilts. Famous among them is The Star, which was one of the largest of these businesses, and Dolly's House, which is now a museum. Winding into the hills above Creek Street is Married Man's Way, a trail used by patrons of the brothels to escape raids.

Creek Street was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.

Photo captured September 17, 2015.

NIKON D7000 1/60 second F/4.0 ISO 450 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

La couleur Sépia offre une très belle photo

11 Apr 2016 5:57am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

That's quite a history to go with the look !

11 Apr 2016 6:12am

franz from Baden, Austria

brilliant processing that takes us right back to the days of the goldrush!
enthralling info, too! amazing how attitudes change - from brothel to registered historic place ... ;-)

11 Apr 2016 8:50am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful composition and vintage treatment. Interesting history you describe as well.

11 Apr 2016 10:45am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Excellent treatment.:-)

11 Apr 2016 12:28pm

Robert D. Burr from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Nice period shot.

11 Apr 2016 1:27pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Well procesed ! I like this result.
Thanks also for the background

11 Apr 2016 3:06pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I adore the way you presented this!

11 Apr 2016 5:29pm

k@ from Paris, France

I like the timeless feel you offer here, Steven !

11 Apr 2016 5:51pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent image and a good story ... I like editing ...!

11 Apr 2016 6:17pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

excellent "vintage" look...

11 Apr 2016 6:27pm

fereshteh. from Iran

An old story of life.
Excellent .

11 Apr 2016 6:34pm

Moridi from Tehran, Iran

Interesting capture. Well done.

11 Apr 2016 7:41pm

roland theys from Loverval, Belgium

Hello, excellent sépia, i like it!

11 Apr 2016 7:48pm

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Great place and good treatment choice old

11 Apr 2016 8:28pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful composition, perspective, tone, textures & reflections!
Lovely treatment!

11 Apr 2016 9:09pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Sounds like a place with a fine history. I like the vintage treatment a lot.

12 Apr 2016 12:20am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A fabulous image! I love the treatment! What a great place to explore!

12 Apr 2016 1:25am

Martine from France

Jolie couleur sépia.

12 Apr 2016 2:06am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

fine lines and interesting antique-looking processing

12 Apr 2016 2:27am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel ponton de bois et vue quel rendu et iamge fantastique captage et image.

12 Apr 2016 4:07am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Very nice processing. It really suits the image.

12 Apr 2016 4:21am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful image of this place. Lovely treatment. :)

12 Apr 2016 8:33am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Love the sepia tone here, fits well.

13 Apr 2016 7:16am

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Nice mood...

16 Apr 2016 6:19pm