Friday, October 1, 2010

Longyearbyen Pics

Here's some pictures from Janet.

Downtown Longyearbyen

UNIS - The University Center in Svalbard (big building, eh?). UNIS is the world's northernmost higher education institution, and offers high quality courses at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level in Arctic Biology, Arctic Geology, Arctic Geophysics and Arctic Technology.

The locals are complaining about the lack of snow - it's been hovering just above freezing, with lots of rain. So the snowmobiles remain parked:

Coal hoppers from the good old days - these were used to bring coal down from the mines above town:

View up the valley. Janet's residency is in a house about a mile up this road - a bit of a walk back into town!

Another view up the road:

This is a shot (not taken by Janet) of the artist residency house. It has three bedrooms and a shared kitchen/living room. It's currently being shared by three artists.

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1 comment:

  1. Ha! Great to see and read Janet! So good to have u in the same Time zone :)