The map at the bottom left can be used to jump to the individual stations. But you can also let the whole tour run automatically. The sound can be switched off with the button in the upper right corner. The Pano-Tour also works on the iPad and other comparable tablets, if the device has enough processor power and the operating system is up-to-date enough. On desktop systems it can also be displayed via Flash instead of HTML5.
School and kindergarten were located together in one building in Pyramiden, next to the central square and the canteen. In contrast to the latter, the school has, at least so far, not been accessible for visitors on a regular basis. But a visit is indeed fascinating. Architecture and facilities tell a lot about what living and learning might have been like in the old days.
Physical exercise were held in high esteem and sport was especially important during the polar night, when possibilities for children to play outside were rather limited. Next to the large sports hall in the Culture House and the swimming pool in a separate building, there was a small sports hall here in the school and kindergarten building.
The theatre room was rather small (the large stage was in the Culture House). But it appears if it is still ready for showtime at any time. Chairs for the audience are in place. The wall painting was appearently made with great care and love.
Classroom at the far end (western end) of the hallway on the third floor. A lot of the outfit is still present. The tables are in position as if left behind just yesterday and road signs for traffic education are still standing in the corner.
Sleeping room behind the classroom on the northern side of the hallway. There are still some old bedframes in the room which reminds of an old-fashioned youth hostel. The presence of sleeping rooms and showers next to the classrooms is remarkable.
Sleeping room next to the kindergarten on the southern side of the hallway. There are still 6 bedframes on each side of the room, as if they were just about to be used again soon. Books and notebooks are on the table.
A simple sign that is standing in a window says “Kindergarten little penguin”. According to the sign at the entrance to the building, however, the kindergarten was called “Kindergarten little sun.”
Lofoten, Jan Mayen and Spitsbergen from the air - Photobook: Norway's arctic islands. The text in this book is German, but there is very little text, so I am sure that you will enjoy it regardless which languages you read (or not).
The companion book for the Svalbardhytter poster. The poster visualises the diversity of Spitsbergen‘s huts and their stories in a range of Arctic landscapes. The book tells the stories of the huts in three languages.
Comprehensive guidebook about Spitsbergen. Background (wildlife, plants, geology, history etc.), practical information including travelling seasons, how to travel, description of settlements, routes and regions.
Join an exciting journey with dog, skis and tent through the wintery wastes of East Greenland! We were five guys and a dog when we started in Ittoqqortoormiit, the northernmost one of two settlements on Greenland’s east coast.
12 postcards which come in a beautifully designed tray. Beautiful images from South Georgia across Antarctica from the Antarctic Peninsula to the Ross Sea and up to Macquarie Island and Campbell Island.