This small jewel of a church, St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox, is located in the heart of Juneau, only a few blocks down the hill from my house. Come Sunday mornings, I can hear her bells chiming, calling the congregation to gather for the early morning service.
I’ve painted this church many times. The first time I painted it was 1951 and I gave the original to my landlord. A few years ago he gave it back. He said he was heading to the Alaska Pioneer’s Home and “didn’t have use for it any more.”