Thursday 18 August 2011

Photo Essay of Barentsburg

Our first landing in Svalbard is very different from every other site that we visit.  Barentsburg is an active coal mining community with about 450 people from Russian and the Ukraine living here year round. 
Every once in a while I do something a little different on the blog.  Today I would like to tell the story of our visit to Barentsburg with photographs instead of words.  I hope you like them.
Manuel Marin admiring old telephone.

260 stairs to climb!

Old church in Barentsburg

Statue of Lenon in the central square

Detail of large mural on the school.

Reflection of the mural.