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Old January 20th, 2009, 08:39 PM   #1
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Pictures of Spitsbergen, Svalbard

Hi Mates!

After "Stib" and "bestkub" won my GTC challenge i had to post my gallery as an award

On http://www.embryonal.net/svalbard08 i have uploaded some pictures from my 25 day expedition to spitsbergen, svalbard.

The pictures were mainly taken in pyramiden a soviet ghost town at a latitude of 78°!
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Pyramiden is a modern ghost town on the Island of Spitzbergen, Svalbard. It was founded by a Swedish company but purchased and kept for over 70 years as a coal mining town by the Soviet/Russian Trust Arktikugol, until the town was given up in 1998.

The other pictures were taken on our 8 day hike from Longyearbyen to Barentsburg and back trough polarbear area!

i hope you enjoy my pictures and if so please leave a comment!!=)

cheers

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Old January 21st, 2009, 07:22 PM   #2
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Interesting pic
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Old January 21st, 2009, 08:57 PM   #3
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Old January 21st, 2009, 09:22 PM   #4
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the whole point of this website is that you're supposed to post pictures, not links. if we clicked on every link people try to leave on here we'd probably have a lot of viruses.
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Old January 21st, 2009, 09:56 PM   #5
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good argument, but you yourself provide "links" in your signature!
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Old January 22nd, 2009, 10:50 PM   #6
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great photos, I actually long wandered how it looked like.

Why did you go there though ? Tourism ?
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Old January 22nd, 2009, 11:09 PM   #7
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thx for your appreciation!
Yes we just went there for "vaccation". Sadly we couldnt take so many pictures while hiking because packing and unpacking our backpacks was really annoying! We were really enough fed up hiking through kneedeep mud and icey cold rivers up to our bellys

at home there were some bets running if we are going to split up after our holidays or nothahahaha
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Old January 22nd, 2009, 11:11 PM   #8
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it was also an strange feeling sleeping with an loaded gun in my tent
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 09:06 AM   #9
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Quote:
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good argument, but you yourself provide "links" in your signature!
to threads that i have posted here on the urban showcase where i actually took the time to put all the pics in the text box.

anyway, i love Svalbard. i've never been there but it's easily one of the most interesting places in the whole entire world, second only to antarctica, for me. they have a college of geological science up there (in english!) that was calling my name a few years ago. ..
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 11:29 PM   #10
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What was that compound used for?
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Old January 24th, 2009, 02:10 PM   #11
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Wow, Some excellent pics there easypeasy.
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Old January 31st, 2009, 12:57 PM   #12
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@westseattleguy what does compound mean? i dont really understand your question.
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@westseattleguy what does compound mean? i dont really understand your question.
compound = factory building or group of buildings
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