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Grytviken South Georgia March 4, 2008 by Ella Derbyshire

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Ella Derbyshire Ella Derbyshire
Explore score
9
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0.09 Gigapixels
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5616
Date added
Mar 30, 2008
Date taken
Mar 03, 2008
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Nikon D80's

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Grytviken means "pot cove" in Norwegian, and this whaling station was named for the sealers' trypots that were found there. The whaling station was established by C. A. Larsen in 1904, and it closed in December of 1962 after the large-scale whaling activity depleted the whale population The remains of the station, the church and some of the original houses are now a museum. Ernest Shackleton, the legendary Antarctic explorer, is buried in the whalers cemetery on the south shore. This panorama was shot from the deck of our ship which was anchored in King Edward Cove.


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  1. Martin Jeffery

    Martin Jeffery (August 23, 2009, 06:10AM )

    A strange kind of serenity and sadness when viewing this panorama. I guess there is some measure of peace now pervading this station.

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