Monthly Archives: June 2016

Pyramiden: An Arctic Ghost Town

I am at a ghost town in the Arctic called Pyramiden. For decades, over a thousand Soviets worked here mining coal, raising families. Now I wonder why we like ghost towns so much Continue reading

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An attempt to capture majesty on an Arctic cruise

I am on a 5-hour cruise northward from Longyearbyen.  Northward toward the 80th parallel. Out of the boat windows, it looks like the Alps after the great flood.  If we could pull the drain plug, we may find Zermatt down … Continue reading

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A day in Longyearbyen

I am in Longyearbyen because I haven’t been here.  And because I will never be here again.  I am here because it is Midsommar, the summer solstice (although the solstice doesn’t really matter when the sun won’t set again for a couple … Continue reading

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