Re: Photos & Other info available on DVDs
I want to thank you so much for your genorosity, taking the time and cost to send me those great DVDs! At first I thought that perhaps you should have compressed the photos in order to send them more easily, but the richness and detail of your pics is amazing, you can't really find pics like that so easily. Your attention to the structures and infrastructures is also a great perspective upon life in antarctica. Definitely a different look than what is usually available about life in the bases.
I see what you meant about the state of the greenhouse, but in fairness to them, it seems that things were growing, it must not be an easy environment to accomplish anything, let alone grow a garden! I'm sure whoever is responsible for the effort is very proud...It does seem that the state of the art tech goes into the structures and earth sciences though, I suppose botanical research is not the focus of an Antarctic base.
For me the real story of anarctica is the people who go there, your pictures really give me a sense of that, wheras the usual Antarctic photos are of the ice, the ice, a rock, a penguin, and more ice. The photos of Scott's cabin were very powerful, really triggering the imagination about what life must have been like for the early explorers, Brutal! I also enjoyed the photo of the folks on the plane ride down, it captured the feeling and emotions of that long trip into oblivion. Very interesting.
Thanks Again, Ken