Arctic - Lauri Novak
Wine Bottle London Spitsbergen ©2016 Lauri Novak

Wine Bottle London Spitsbergen ©2016 Lauri Novak

This site was an awesome spot for all kinds of photography opportunities! The really interesting thing about Svalbard/Spitsbergen is that anything considered historical can not be removed or altered. The Svalbard Environmental Protection Act states that all traces of human activity dating from 1945 or earlier are protected elements of the cultural heritage. So, here is this "marble" mine that was basically abandoned and all is still there, old mine carts, remnants of life, stoves, equipment and there is still a cabin there that is used for hunting. The Svalbard Environmental Protection Act states that all traces of human activity dating from 1945 or earlier are protected elements of the cultural heritage. On the south side of the fjord of Kongsfjorden lies the unique cultural heritage site of London, also called Ny-London. This is the remains of the mining facility established in 1911 by the Northern Exploration Company, an English company headed by Ernest Mansfield. At London, marble was extracted for a limited time at the start of the 20th century. Read more about it here: cruise-handbook.npolar.no/en/kongsfjorden/london-peirsonh...

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