Longyearbyen from Hotellneset Gigapan


Can you spot the reindeer? This Gigapan is about 3 Gigapixels and is made out of 94 images using a 500 mm lens

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Longyearbyen Gigapan


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This Gigapan is made out of 84 images with a 300 mm lens.

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Northern Lights over Longyearbyen

This panorama shows a time-lapse of the northern lights over the mountains and Longyearbreen to the south. I shot the timelapse images right before I shot the images for the 380×180 panorama.

(The aurora time-lapse does not work on most mobile devices. You need a flash capable browser.)

See more images of the Aurora here.

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Gruve 6 / Mine 6


Mine 6 lies in the valley Adventdalen between Todalen and Bolterdalen.

The mine was opened in 1967 and production started in 1969. In 1981, production was suspended, without all the coal was taken out. The remaining amount of coal is estimated to be about 380 000 tonnes.

See more photos of mines here and from Adventdalen here.

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Longyearbyen seen from the underside of the Taubanesentral

Ropeways from three different mines were gathered in Taubenesentralen (the ropeway center). From here the coal was passed on via another ropeway to the coal harbour on Hotellneset where it was stored until shipping season started. The central was finished in 1957 and in 1987 trucks took over the transport.

See more photos of Taubanesentralen here.

 

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Ropeway angle station in Longyearbyen

In the old days, the local coal company, Store Norske Spitsbergen Kulkompani, used ropeway to transport coal from the mine to the storage area on Hotellneset. Some places it was necessary to change the angle of the ropeway. A so called angle station can be seen in the picture. Continue reading

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Ropeway in Endalen

In Endalen outside Longyearbyen there are several support pillars after the cable car ropeway that went from Mine 5, via Longyearbyen, to Hotellneset where coal was stored in anticipation of the shipping season.

See more photos of the cable car pillars here.

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