Featured in Canadiana – October 20. 2009
These two buildings in Dawson City, Yukon are holding each other up. This is caused by the permafrost that has been melting in recent years. The increased ground temperatures have been attributed to warmer climates in the area, thus causing a problem for the buildings that were once built on permanently frozen ground. I loved Dawson City with its old buildings, most of which have been preserved, the gravel streets, and boardwalk sidewalks.

Canon Rebel XTi
1/10 sec
ISO 400


mountains, canada, territory, yukon, diamondwillowdesigns, vickie emms, dawson city, stewart crossing, perma frost

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  • John Beamish
    John Beamishalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot.

  • thank you very much John

    – Vickie Emms

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...almost 5 years ago

    Wonderful shot Vickie! This is a great conversation piece Sis. Love it!!! :>)) Leslie

  • thank you sis, always a pleasure to see you

    – Vickie Emms

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 5 years ago

    Very interesting facts Vickie on these old buildings, neat capture.

  • thank you Larry

    – Vickie Emms

  • dougie1page2
    dougie1page2almost 5 years ago

    oops! don’t get too close!!

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanalmost 5 years ago

    you know how your dog looks back at you when you’re having serous conversation with him? Cocking his head from one side to the other Well … if the camera thingie in my computer were turned on right now, that’s pretty much what you’d see little me doing LOL!!! What a cool find!!!!! ROFL!!!

  • yes I know the feeling, ahaha……I just did it!!! This one was too good not to show everyone,,,,,,,,,,thank you hon

    – Vickie Emms

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaalmost 5 years ago

    Amazing shot hon and I love the title. Interesting info too.

  • thank you hon, this is one of my favs from Dawson

    – Vickie Emms

  • Stan Wojtaszek
    Stan Wojtaszekalmost 5 years ago

    I chuckled at the picture till I read your description and found the cause !
    Still a good capture, Vickie :)

  • thank you Stan, yes apparently thats a big problem all around there now (thawing permafrost)

    – Vickie Emms

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaalmost 5 years ago

    What a perfect title for this interesting shot, Vickie, lol. It’s amazing how they are still holding each other up. Enjoyed reading the history behind the shot, too! :)Karen

  • thank you so much Karen, I couldn’t let this one go by, lol

    – Vickie Emms

  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasalmost 5 years ago

    Great photo, prefect title!

  • thank you so much Stephen

    – Vickie Emms

  • Leanna Lomanski
    Leanna Lomanskialmost 5 years ago

    Excellent! I love cool old buildings like this………….

  • me too,,,,,,,,thank you hon

    – Vickie Emms

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