26 July 2008 15:35
|The Governor of Svalbard made a report about the remains of the coal mining era behind the village. In this report, there are several pictures and I have tried to take the same pictures again to see the changes over time. Below you can compare the pictures from 1998 and 2008. What has changed in ten years?|
pictures 1998 from: Sysselmannen på Svalbard (1999):
The roofbovenzijde was laying on the ground in 1998 and is now placed back.
I spend some time trying to find the exact position. Three tubes are clearly visisble in the front in 2008, but the middle one was hardly visible in 1998.
This location was difficult to find. The tins are small. Mainly food size. There are also some remains of a camp fire.
In 1998 the drums were on a pile. In 2008 some drums have fallen down.
Here the changes are most obvious. Only one wagon remains and the rest of the site is cleared. This site is on the border of the mining area. What happened?
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We could not find this spot in 2008, but Ricardo Roura had made a picture of the site in 2007.
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The drum has changed position but the wood is remarkably similar.
|All pictures were taken together with two waypoints. One at the spot of the photo, the next 4 meters in the direction of the picture. I will make a map and a list of waypoints and place these later on this page.|
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