Smeerenburg, Amsterdam Island - Svalbard - 12 - Amsterdam°ya

Svalbard / Spitsbergen pictures, travel in the Arctic

The red and yellow bricks added to this low blubber oven wall of locally found sediment were brought here on ships as ballast. They are identifiably from the Netherlands or Britain according to colour, though unfortunately I can't remember which is which, in any case there appears to have been a bit of repatriation here of that top red brick.

79° 52.6' N, 011° 05.2' E

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