Heading into town from the
harbour. The house colours are a remnant of the past where
wooden houses were sent in kit-form from Scandinavia from the 1700's. The colours were purely functional,
administrative buildings were red as were the houses of those
who worked there, hospitals yellow as were the homes of doctors
and nurses, shops and shopkeepers houses were blue, utilities
and utility workers houses were green. While the colours remain
today, the connection is not so distinct though many shops are
still blue and government buildings tend to be red.
Air temp: +7º C Latitude: 70º 51' N Longitude: 53º 53' W
These are pictures
from a cruise to the High Arctic in August 2010, from Resolute
Bay Canada to Kangerlussuaq in Greenland.
Pictures copyright Paul Ward.
Pentax digital equipment.