malloryontravel Can-can dancers in the show @Diamond_Tooth_Gerties in Dawson City #ExploreYukon #ExploreCanada it's a short show with singing compere Diamond Tooth Gertie, a little romantic soap opera and of course the energetic dancers in a variety of bright, flashy and very slightly risqué costumes. It fits the restored town perfectly feeling as if you're watching the kind of show the prospectors would have whooped and hollered at in the citys hey day. The most impressive thing was how quickly the performers changed into new cistumes, often with only a couple of minutes and yet coming out immaculate each time. The whoops and hollers now come from those playing the tables and enjoying a little good fortune. Dawson City at first glance appears like a luving museum and can't wait to explore further today.

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malloryontravel Snow on the hills overlooking the Tintina Trench on the Klondike Highway #ExploreYukon #ExploreCanada rainy, grey days roadtripping along the Yukons main highways means challenging #photography however it also means the higher hills now have a dusting of snow which fortunately when things brighten up for just a moment shows the real Northern Territory. The trench is a massive scar formed by several geological forces, including movement of tectonic plates up to 190 million years ago, and subsequent volcanism and glacial action. It is a haven for abundant and a variety of wildlife which remains largely unbothered by human interference.

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malloryontravel The extra long metal Nisutlin Bridge spans the bay of the same name leading into Teslin #ExploreYukon #ExploreCanada, located at mile 804, it's the longest bridge to span the Alaska Highway. With a metal lattice road it rattles noisily when a vehicle crosses it, not only looking impressive but 'shouts' it's prescence to the world. Driving around the Yukon with it's countless rivers, small, bubbling creeks with clean, pebble beds,, raging torrents with tons of water tumbling over rock obstacles, resisting the flow until they also eventually become pebbles, swirling eddies, and powerful whirlpools, rapids shoot through narrow cascades, and wide slow moving masses of water and churned up sendiment, cutting through earth, sculpting the landscape. Most are spanned by a bridge, some several. It seems that #Canada is stitched together by #bridges, there must be thousands. Taking a roadtrip around the Province, covering countless miles I soon lose count of the number of bridges crossed .They seem to blend into the landscape, metalwork arches, or wooden roofed spans, they have a certain charm and when back dropped by a dramatic, angry and menacing sky quite photogenic ...... well I think so anyway

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malloryontravel Endangered wood bison looking nonplussed about their protected status #ExploreYukon #ExploreCanada #wildlife sightings are an every day occurence on the Alaska Highway between Northern BC and the Yukon, bison, whitetail deer, even moose or bear and the primeval call of the loon often breaks the eerie silence on the many lakes that line the route Watson Lake makes an ideal base for exploring Liard River Hotsprings and Muncho Lake, the wildlife alone makes it worth taking the drive. Roadside grazing seems to suit the bison in particular, with herds of more than 20 animals common, the grass is long and lush and it's easy to spot predators from a distance. Annually around 15 of these magnificent animals are hit and killed by car drivers so follow the safetry advice, drive carefully, enjoy the experience and ensure some are still around for the grand kids to enjoy.

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malloryontravel Trucks hauling freight are a common sight all over #Canada #ExploreYukon #ExploreCanada whether on the main highways or even on the gravel tracks, often hurtling past at speed shaking the bridges over the many rivers, rumbling over them like distant thunder. They seem to have much more character than the lorries that transport goods in Europe. They are probably equally well equipped and yet have a certain charm, as if belonging to another time, appearing unchanged at least outwardly. There seems to be a neverending stream of trucks along the busiest highways, and yet I had to wait nearly an hour in the rain for a truck travelling in the right direction to cross thus bridge...... we have a phrase for that in the UK "sod's law" standing in the middle of the road to get the shot might have given the driver a shock too.

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malloryontravel Here in Watson Lake signs grow on trees #exploreyukon #explorecanada the world famous signpost forest is one of the popular stop offs on the Alaska Highway. In 1942 Private Carl Lindley from Danville, Illinois posted a sign from his hometown. Gradually more and more signs appeared and there are now more than 72,000 from all over the world. This is a real world example of going viral! People construct makeshift signs out if frisbees, number plates, katak paddles and all manner of items, but most come prepared transporting a roadsign many thousands of miles to post it here. The fun thing is to wander along the rows and rows of signs and see if you can find one from your own hometown. The other cool thing is that another signpost forest has recently sprouted in Danville, Illinois!

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malloryontravel Aircraft are the main means of transport in the Northern Territory #ExploreYukon #ExploreCanada #imagesofcanada everybody seems to own a plane or helicopter, like in the UK everyone owns a car. It's often the only means of access in the remote areas of tbe Canadian wilderness. Roads are few and far between, and many of those are just tracks which due to saturated, soft earth are impassable in all but deepest winter, when frozen and covered in snow. So mooring the float plane outside the lakeside lodge is like parking the family Ford on the driveway here. It seems perfectly natural then to go heli-hiking from the lodge. There are some especially impressive mountains in the area, and not a single escalator, hop in the chopper and take the hard work out of hiking. Enjoy the scenery along with the exciting ride out to the highest peaks, it's breathtaking but without the hard slog..... this could revolutionise hiking in the future. 5d

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malloryontravel At peace with the end of the day @InconnuLodge in the #Yukon #ExploreCanada #imagesofcanada only a wilderness seems to be able to muster up this level of serenity. As the sun dips below the surrounding peaks and the cloak of darkness just begins to wrap itself around the landscape. The last rays of light ebb from the sky, stubbornly clinging to the sticky clouds and hilltops in constant struggle with the inky shadows, which finally win the battle, creeping into every fissure, hollow and corner of the landscaoe. Wistful, dark clouds chase the fading light out of the sky. The wind is barely a breeze, and apart from the eerie, otherworldly call of a loon, or the splash of a jumping grayling there is an enveloping silence. It's almost impossible not to feel serene, overwhelmed with a tangible calm, the stresses and worries of the external world seem a million miles away, suffused with an inner calm there is nothing else to do, but sit and admire the slowly receding beauty of a wilderness #sunset, soaking up one of the most peaceful scenes we can ever witness. Being in the vast expanse of a wilderness, with skies that seem huge in comparison to the ones at home is a humbling, almost spiritual experience ...... especially if enjoyed sipping a good single malt!

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malloryontravel Another Beaver shot this is the workhorse of Inconnu Lodge, in the air more than at dock. #ExploreYukon #ExploreCanada #imagesofcanada Transporting passengers to and from the lodge, dropping fishermen at the best lakes, taking climbers and equipment to the iconic big rock walls of the Northwest Territory such as Loftus Flower Tower and Proboscis part of the Cirque of the Unclimbables and two of the great lines of the region, or ferrying fuel and equipment between the lodge, Kluane.Airways depot and Whitehorse. It also provides a great viewpoint to see the changing scenety of the Northwest Territory, as summer recedes and Fall turns the land into a patchwork of colourful mosses and trees. However, it does seem most photogenic when resting at the dock.

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malloryontravel How do you like my Beaver pic? #ExploreYukon #ExploreCanada #imagesofcanada the only way to reach this remote lodge is from the air, which provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy the vast, stunning wilderness if the Northern Territory. Rolling hills and steep sided mountain ridges in a landscape punctuated by mirror still lakes reflecting the beauty of their surrounding guardians. The never ending green of summer just beginning to retreat, being overwhelmed by the rich colours of Fall, fading away to be replaced by a natural tapestry of autumnal gold, ochre and red. Shafts of sunlight highlighting the beauty of nature's palette it can be breathtaking but even when the dense cloud cover sinks below the summits of the highest peaks, shrouding them in an ethereal veil the landscape just becomes more dramatic, with a hint of menace. This is the homeward flight for the most recent group of guests, no doubt regaling tales of huge fish, epic battles with leviathans from the depths, and of course stories of the one that got away. Pretty sure all are already planning a return trip.

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malloryontravel Love these old, deserted vehicles which seem to mark the start of the Canol Road #ExploreYukon #ExploreCanada #imagesofcanada there are several just over the Teslin River Bridge, rusted skeletons, husks of their former gliory, old, vintage looking vehicles which are still standing proud against the elements of the Northern Territory, stubbornly resisting the full force of nature, they appear to have a certain dignity, and are indicative of the hardy, good natured and outdoor spirit of the people. Nature seems to have taken pity on the weather worn vehicles, decorating them with wild flower bouquets...... they're roadside works of #art on the borders of the Yukon's vast wilderness, maybe a warning to the unwary?

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malloryontravel Would you like to live here..... I would on the famous Canol Road, #ExploreYukon #ExploreCanada starting off the Alaskan Hghway from Johnson's Crossing near the Teslin River Bridge an hour east of Whitehorse taking a picturesque if slightly rough route for 279 miles to the Robert Cambell Highway near Ross River. It was built to take the Canol Pipeline during World War II which no longer exists. It takes around 6 hours to drive, but through some stunning scenery, the route is lined with trees beginning to show the golds and reds of their Fall livery, in the distance spectacular jagged mountains, and sharks tooth ridges stand like sentinels protecting the intrepid travellers risking the drive for the views. Their reflections in the still mirror-like surfaces of the numerous lakes which dot the landscape, powerful torrents flowing fast along the road, tumbling over rocks and winding between the rocky massifs, it's well worth the bumpy ride, just take good SUV! I found this little lakeside out building with it's view to die for and just had to stop.

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malloryontravel Lola not looking happy about bathtime #dogs but like all the dogs she gets muddy after every walk, they usually bring back part of the Goyt Valley and Brabyn Park with them. Sometimes worried the local council will charge us for attempting to smuggle areas of outstanding beauty in and around #Cheshire a little bit at a time 2w

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malloryontravel @fairmonthotels said I had the photographic evidence though didn't actually stay @fairmontcll last year, stopped off here and Moraine Lake on my way through Banff National Park and the Canadian #Rockies on the #ExploreCanada coast to coast traverse of the country. It was possibly about here that I realused the Rockies are probably my favourite #mountains on a mountainous planet.
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malloryontravel It's not always necessary to travel to exotic destinations to enjoy a spectacular #sunset dramatic skies over #Cheshire I was out in the garden, filling bird feeders, pulling up weeds and bramble branches, when I glanced up to be greeted by this colourful sky. It was actually even better than in the #photo with rays if golden light streaming across the evening sky. By the time I'd rushed in for the camera these had dispersed and just the orange dusted underside of the thickening clouds were visible. They probably mean #perseidmeteorshower dmeteorshower won't be visible in Cheshire but the stunning way they glow from the radiance of the fading sunlight could just make up for that.

Fortunately the skies cleared and I was lucky enough to see some of the #meteor display after all.

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malloryontravel "What have the Romans ever done for us?" ...... #ChestersFort @EHHadriansWall
1. "Left us the best preserved bath house in England, by the side of a picturesque river"
"Yes, but what else?"
2. "Provided a rich heritage of numerous forts and other sites of archeological importance"
"Well of course, everybody knows that, but what else?"
3. "Became the source of insiration for museums and other cultural attractions that inform and entertain our children"
"Okay, I'll give you that, but what else?"
4. Built a network of roads which our main main routes still follow today"
"Pah state the obvious, of course they gave us roads, but what else have they done?"
"Invented central heating, with under floor furnace heated water"
"You're clutching at straws now, what else?"
5. Established and developed the sites on which some of our oldest, most historical towns and cities are now located"
"Pffft, encouraged urban proliferation, big deal, nothing to be proud of, what else?"
6."Left ruins like this for children to clamber over, fascinating them and stirring their young minds ..... or just a quiet place to sit and contemplate our own rich heritage"
"I have a tv for that, tell me what the Romans ever did for us,"
7. Built a ruddy great wall to keep the Scots out!"
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malloryontravel Looking along the River Tyne towards the Tyne Bridge and #NewcastleGateshead from the Millenium Bridge. The lovely curving arch of the bridge itself makes the skyline over the river seem more attractive, and it makes a great 'frame' for any #photo ... returning to any place where I lived for awhile always seems slightly poignant, they often appear so familiar and yet they have progressed without me, they appear so different. Newcastle felt like this, some changes were almost minute, seemingly insignificant, unobtrusive like the glass panels and doors added to the arches of the Central Rail Station, old buildings that have retained their outward charm but have been creatively modernised within, while the futuristic #architecture of the Sage screams progression, announcing that Newcastle is a modern, upwardly mobile city, and of course the iconic Millenium Bridge which by definition states it is a new age city. The streets still have the same names, they still criss-cross the shopping centres in all four points of the compass, they are still lined by large chain departments stores, and are still filled in the daytime by eager shoppers and in the evening by night people dining in classy and innovative restaurants, the sounds of laughter and banter drifting from the open doors of dozens of bars. Creative use of industrial buildings soon become apparent, galleries in abandoned mills, music events in old workshops, factory premises and storehouses are now homes to chic bars, fashionable restaurants, stylish boutiques, or fun, quirky city-centre hotels. Monuments and statues still punctuate the city centre at numerous strategic points commemorating the rich history and the heritage of the capital city of NE England, familiar and yet not, exploring the centre or quayside futurist designs seem to pop up everywhere, adding to the aesthetic appeal of the traditional cityscape, some are genuinely breathtaking. As a 'returner', the new in Newcastle seems appropriate, a new city, growing, and blossoming within the well known, traditional buildings, adding greatly to the charm of the old one

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malloryontravel Tyneside old harbour contrasting with modern #architecture on the quayside at #NewcastleGateshead the quays are a vibrant, exciting place with people of all ages parading up and down ready for a night on the town, the legendary short skirts and high rise heels were plentiful, with excited banter as the party goers discussed possible drinking holes in the unmistakable Geordie dialect. However it was the fascinating harbour which caught my eye, and the focus of the lens. Futuristic architecture such as the armadillo like "Sage", modern icons like the #Gateshead Millenium Bridge alongside the original Tyne Bridge, the old wooden supporting foundations, creative use of industrial buildings like the Baltic Mill which now houses a contemporary art gallery, or these huge, rusting metal rings, remnants of a bygone era, where ship building was an important local industry and the port was probably a bustling hive of activity with large container ships bringing goods from all over the world. Cruising up the Tyne in a similar manner to todays revelers on the adjacent quay. The old fixings and fittings, add a timeless charm to the harbour, while the new buildings impress, the old harbour is an attractive reminder of Newcastle's maritime heritage. The old city which knows how to party

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malloryontravel A night out on the toon in #Newcastle at the Boiler Shop Steamer #nightlife #music this guy is inexhaustible, jamming all night playing bass guitar for anybody to sway their hips to, if you've got the rythm he'll draw it out of you. Just one of the live performers at the monthly event. A really cool use of derelict industrial space, George Stephenson's workshops where ideas were formulated and blueprints drawn to improve the steam engine,now the home to some top street food vendors, bars and a great litle whisky stall all with a backdrop of energetic bands providing a thumping series of live gigs. It costs a fiver to enter, drinks and scoff are purchased with pre-bought tokens, although almost all sellers still take cold, hard cash. It was light when we first arrived but waited for darkness to envelop this guy before capturing his performance, it seemd more atmospheric but the late hour hadn't dampened his performance, still going strong well into the wee hours.

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malloryontravel Legion on parade at #ChestersFort @EHHadriansWall Roman soldiers in full regalia under orders of their commander at the Roman Fort under a Northumberland sun. The fort provides several fascinating displays of gladiators and the legendary legions. Visitors learning about the weaponry, tactics and every day lives if one of history's most effective fighting forces. Along with the most well preserved bath house in England by the picturesque nearby river, small gift shop and teahouse, it's a funday out for the family....... I still managed to have some fun despite the lack of rug rats For more photos and adventures in the UK follow the link in the bio to my website. 3w

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