Marketing Wildlife in Jackson Hole

Due to an abundance of wildlife around Jackson Hole, Wyoming, it was common to see use of animal related tourist attractions and icons in the town.

The four elk antler arches guarding the corners of Jackson Hole’s George Washington Memorial Park, more commonly called the Town Square, have become well known icons to the town’s many visitors. A local whitewater rafting and kayaking operator uses bears to attract customers.

Gate of Antlers Jackson Square
Bears Canoeing on the Roof

Tetons made Famous by Ansel Adams

The Tetons and the Snake River is a black and white photograph taken by Ansel Adams in 1942, at the Grand Teton National Park, in Wyoming. It is one of his best known and most critically acclaimed photographs. Ansel Adams photographed this iconic view of the Teton Range and Snake River from roughly where we have posted several images (similar to the one below) from the Snake River Overlook. Today visitors try to capture this image forgetting that trees have grown and the exact location is not known. 

Snake River Overlook by Ansel Adams
Snake River Bend

Visiting Jackson Hole, Wyoming

We visited Jackson Hole, Wyoming recently and will be posting images from Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.

The airport in Jackson Hole is the only airport in United States within a national park – Grand Teton National Park. Arrived with a view of the Teton mountain range.

Airport in a National Park
Jackson Hole Airport

Pacific Park on the Pier

Located on the world famous Santa Monica Pier, Pacific Park is the family place to play! It’s the West Coast’s only amusement park located on a pier. There are a total of twelve rides in Pacific Park, including the world’s first and only solar powered Ferris wheel that provides a view of the Pacific Ocean and a roller coaster that circles the majority of the park. Pacific Park is also home to 14 midway games and over-the-ocean food and retail outlets. It has appeared in over 500 movies and television shows.

Pacific Park

Pier in the Distance

Palisades Park is a 26.4-acre park in Santa Monica, California. The park is located along a 1.6-mile section of Ocean Avenue on top of an uplifted unconsolidated sedimentary coastal Quaternary terrace with exposed bluffs, offering views of both the Pacific Ocean and the coastal mountains.

Walking along the park on a hazy morning, one can see a pier in the distance. The Santa Monica Pier is a large double-jointed pier at the foot of Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica, California.

Overlooking the Pier
Framing the Pier

Falls Park on the Reedy

Falls Park on the Reedy is a 32-acre park adjacent to downtown Greenville, South Carolina in the historic West End district. Considered the birthplace of Greenville, the park was founded in 1967 when the Carolina Foothills Garden Club reclaimed 26 acres of land that had been previously used by textile mills. It is a blend of nature and modern buildings with a suspension bridge to walk over the waterfalls.

Waterfalls in the City
Nature Against an Urban Backdrop

Union Square Reflections

Renovated Union Square in Downtown Hickory is filled with a variety of unique retail shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues, all in a park-like setting in the heart of Hickory. Here is a reflection of Union Square from the windows of the old Railroad Station, now converted to a restaurant.

Union Square Reflections

Swings to View the Intracoastal

The Intracoastal Waterway runs all the way from Winyah Bay to Cape Fear River but really the Intracoastal Waterways run all up and down the East Coast. This 3,000 mile inland waterway consists of natural inlets, saltwater rivers, bays, sounds and canals. In Sunset Beach, the Intracoastal waterway splits the town in half. A nice park allows a peaceful view of the waterway.

Pair of Swings

A Quiet Swing by the Intracoastal

NC Museum of Art – Museum Park

The Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park at North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh has significant public art installations by international artists. We will show images of some of the art pieces.

NCMA Museum Park

The soft curves and bulges of Large Spindle Piece reflect Henry Moore’s abiding interest in organic form, yet its pointed projections—echoing machine parts—demonstrate that he was not unaffected by modern technology.

Large Spindle Piece by Henry Spencer Moore

Bench View – Lake James, North Carolina

Lake James is a large reservoir in the mountains of Western North Carolina. It is named for tobacco tycoon and benefactor of Duke University, James Buchanan Duke. The lake, with surface elevation of 1200 ft, lies behind a series of four earthen dams.

A view of the lake and beach from a bench at Lake James State Park.

Lake James, North Carolina