0 Likes

Longyearbyen - Housing Area
Svalbard

View to the residential area of Longyearbyen, the shopping mall and the hospital. The tower belongs to the former coal-cableway and is a monument to the mining history of the archipelago.

Copyright: Martin hertel
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10662x5331
Uploaded: 21/04/2012
Updated: 23/05/2012
Views:

...


Tags:
comments powered by Disqus

David Guzenda
Longyearbyen centrum
Martin Hertel
Longyearbyen - Overview
Dag Andersen
Sukkertoppen hill by Longyerbyen
Martin Hertel
Longyearbyen Harbourview
Dag Andersen
Under Taubanesentralen, Longyerbyen
Dag Andersen
Longyerbyen landmark Taubanesentralen
Dag Andersen
Burmaveien, Longyerbyen
David Guzenda
10
David Guzenda
Platåberget
Dag Andersen
Alt om min bror
David Guzenda
11
David Guzenda
Platåberget
Felipe Garchet
The Patheon, Paris, France
C B Arun Kumar
Kasauli Market
Tumba de los Amantes de Teruel
Neil Parris
Inside Fiery Furnace, Arches National Park
Willy Kaemena
Arrival in New York
Tibor Illes
Veszprem Sport Arena
Toni Garbasso
Marsala Piazza Loggia
Paco Lorente
Troops encampment beside the battlefield of Almansa
Rainer Kaufhold
The old forge "Thielemann" in Ahnatal-Heckershausen
Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com
Roykstovan in Kirkjubour
Toni Garbasso
Marsala Stagnone
Luciano Correa | Vista Panoramica
Pedra do Bau rock climbing in the route Normal
Martin Hertel
Mt. Lee - Hollywood Sign
Martin Hertel
Via Anicia - Norcia - Umbria
Martin Hertel
Salzburg - Mozart's Birthplace
Martin Hertel
Arctic spruceforest near Kiruna
Martin Hertel
Reisach Monastery - Bavaria
Martin Hertel
Near Skaidi
Martin Hertel
Neuschwanstein Castle - Marien-Bridge
Martin Hertel
Randijaure
Martin Hertel
Landshut - Old city street
Martin Hertel
Main-Rhine-Confluence
Martin Hertel
Hamburg - Harbour View
Martin Hertel
Tarangire-River
More About Svalbard

Svalbard is an archipelago in the Arctic, constituting the northernmost part of Norway.The islands were first utilized as a whaling base in the 17th and 18th centuries, after which they were abandoned. Coal mining started at the beginning of the 20th century, and several permanent communities were established. The Spitsbergen Treaty of 1920 recognizes Norwegian sovereignty, and the 1925 Svalbard Act made Svalbard a full part of the Kingdom of Norway. This act also established Svalbard as a free economic zone and a demilitarized zone. The Norwegian Store Norske and the Russian Arktikugol are the only mining companies remaining on the islands. Research and tourism have become important supplementary industries. Two major research facilities are the University Centre in Svalbard and the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. No roads connect the settlements; instead snowmobiles, aircraft and boats serve inter-community transport. Svalbard Airport, Longyear serves as the main gateway to the rest of Europe.The archipelago features an Arctic climate, although with significantly higher temperatures than other areas at the same latitude. The flora take advantage of the long period of midnight sun to compensate for the polar night. Svalbard is a breeding ground for many seabirds, and also features polar bears, reindeer and marine mammals. Seven national parks and twenty-three nature reserves cover two-thirds of the archipelago, protecting the largely untouched, yet fragile, nature. Sixty percent of the archipelago is glacier, and the islands feature many mountains and fjords.source: wikipedia