This week, Ben Huberman asks us to share a photo that “… can mix and match places, people, objects, and activities that represent…” a good match. You can read Ben’s entire challenge post here. A couple of years back, we visited Skagway, Alaska and found the Red Onion Saloon. Above the saloon, during the days of the gold rush, there was a brothel on the second floor of the saloon. The barkeep would manage when a “customer” could go upstairs to meet one of the ladies. Those days are long gone, but the second floor of the saloon as been restored to become a museum decorated as it might have been in the days when miners would bring a little bag of gold from their claims and have a night on the town. In the upstairs bedroom by a window overlooking the street, a red boa, a “classy” hat, and a red light in the window all provide clear signs of what awaits a visitor to the upstairs bordello where ten small rooms provided a bit of privacy for a miner and his lady of the evening.
You can read more about our tour of Skagway on an earlier Travel Tuesday post here.