Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Scenes from Nanortalik, Greenland

Since I am unable to visit Nanortalik at this time of year (Winter), I couldn't resist the temptation to show you this Wikipedia photo which gives a wonderful perspective of the layout of the 10th largest town in Greenland with a population of just over 1400 persons. Nanortalik means "place of polar bears" although the locals tell us that very seldom do they see polar bears. (All other photos were taken by me in July 2010.)


 
Typical home, facing the harbor.

 
Terrain at town level.

 
Memorial to fishermen.

 
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The ever-present summer ice, floating in the harbor and fjords.

2 comments:

bilsot said...

I wish I could visit every place on the planet Earth !!!!

JM said...

The top shot view is amazing!