Barentsburg Svalbard - 6 - Subsiding Building

Svalbard / Spitsbergen pictures, travel in the Arctic

Some of the buildings in Barentsburg are sinking into the ground, apparently a result of the mining activity. It doesn't seem to be considered as much of a problem though as the declining population of the town mean that the loss of accommodation isn't really missed. It does give the town a rather strange post-apocalyptic air as normal life goes on around the quite obvious decay and neglect.

78° 04' N 14° 13' E

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