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Uummannaq Town, Greenland


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.

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