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Ikateq - House - East Greenland

Ikateq was a small settlement of a dozen or so homes about 8miles (13km) from Tasiilaq as the crow flies, or twice that around the coast by boat. It was abandoned as a permanent settlement several years ago (early 2000's? no-one seemed to know for sure) and has an air of a Marie-Celeste type village about it, though the better condition homes are used as holiday homes for people wanting to have a bit of a break, or by hunters not wanting to trek all the way back home at the end of the day.

Ikateq is very exposed with no particularly large hills or mountains close by to protect from wind from any direction, so it gets blasted from all directions. Many of the houses like this one had to take extra measures to stay attached to terra firma, oil drums filled with rocks thrown tied to ropes thrown over the roof and attached to similar drums on the other side helped to stop them blowing away when a winter storm arrived.


Picture copyright Paul Ward 2009. Pentax digital equipment.

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