Crane in pain.

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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One of the cranes on the dockside at Pyramiden. It looks like it lifted its last load some time ago.

Nikon D800
Nikon 14-24 f/2.8
PP Silver efex Pro II

Living quarters: Pyramiden

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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These were some of the living quarters at Pyramiden. There are plans to turn at least one of the blocks into a tourist hotel.

Nikon D800
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 AFS
PP Silver Efex Pro II

Swimming Pool and Pyramiden

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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Well last time I showed you the inside of the pool. Here’s a shot from the outside. A more desolate spot for a swimming pool you would have to search a long time for. The mountain in the background gives (no surprise here) the name to the township. Pyramiden.

Nikon D800 (Now lost on a tram somewhere, I do miss it.)
Nikon 14-24 f/2.8G ED (Not lost on a tram somewhere.)

Switch on the lights

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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Hi Everyone.

I hope you all made it safe and sound into the new year. My first shot this year is from the derelict kitchen at Pyramiden on Svalbard. The broken tile motif kind of fits the dereliction in my mind.

Nikon D800
Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 AFS-G

Pyramiden

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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I should really have started this small series from Svalbard with this shot it’s the sign at the entrance to Pyramiden with the mountain that gives the place its name in the background.

Nikon D800
Nikon14-24mm f/2.8 AFS

Pyramiden Svalbard. Population 5

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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The deserted mining town of Pyramiden on Svalbard is almost empty. To keep it Russian there has to be people living there so, there are 5, I think and they are the guides. If it was empty then it would revert to being Norwegian.

Nikon D800
Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 AFS

 

Past Glories

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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Another shot from my lightning trip to Pyramiden on Svalbard. The building in the background was the swimming baths. But that’s for another day.

Nikon D800
Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 AFS.

Wooden boats

Photography, Black And White Photography, David

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We were lucky enough to visit Pyramiden on Svalbard a mining ghost town (Almost, population 5) It’s a Russian coal mining town from 1910. It’s the kind of place that you could spend a life time photographing, I had 2 hours and our group was accompanied everywhere by an armed guard. On the way from the boat I saw this pair I just had to stop and shot a couple of pictures. The light in the late afternoon was magical.

Nikon D800
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8
PP Silver Efex Pro II