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Longyearbyen centre


Lon­gye­ar­by­en cent­re

Lon­gye­ar­by­en down­town. Sin­ce the 1980s, Lon­gye­ar­by­en has deve­lo­ped away from a coal mining com­pa­ny town. Ins­tead, the place has beco­me a modern ser­vice-ori­en­ta­ted fami­ly sett­le­ment. Here in the­re city cent­re, the­re is a shop­ping mall (the so-cal­led „Lom­pen­sen­ter“) with various shops and cafés. Oppo­si­te, the­re is the lar­ge super­mar­ket (known as „Sval­bard­bu­tik­ken“, offi­cial­ly: „Coop Sval­bard“) whe­re you find ever­ything for dai­ly life and a lot more.

Lon­gye­ar­by­en down­town: coal miner’s monu­ment (1)

The monu­ment for the coal miner reminds of Longyearbyen’s histo­ry as a mining town, even though this is most­ly histo­ry. Near Lon­gye­ar­by­en, the­re is only one mine (mine 7) still in use, a bit out­side and away from town in Advent­da­len.

Lon­gye­ar­by­en down­town: coal miner’s monu­ment (2)

And the coal miner one more time, this time in day­light. Actual­ly, coal miners are used to spen­ding their time in darkness!


By the way:

New book

my new book is in print and it can now be orde­red 🙂 it is a pho­to book with the tit­le “Nor­we­gens ark­ti­scher Nor­den (3): Die Bären­in­sel und Jan May­en”, with Ger­man text Click here for fur­ther details!


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last modification: 2019-02-04 · copyright: Rolf Stange