NuukPosted on Wednesday, June 18th, 2008 at 8:57 am | See all Seascape Entries.
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Aerial view of Nuuk (which sounds like “nuke”) is the capital of Greenland, by Will Richard. Photograph. Artist featured in Polar Attractions.
“The city is sometimes difficult to reach because of fog which can dominate the mountains and fjords that constitute the geography of Nuuk. ‘Nuuk’ means ‘promontory’ which the above photo demonstrates. Located at North 64 degrees 10.581 minutes; West 051 degrees 43.857 minutes, Nuuk has a mild climate. Because of its relative ice-free condition and patches of flat terrain, the Nuuk region constituted the ‘Western Settlements’ of the Vikings for about the first four centuries of the last millennium.” -Will Richard
Left: “This image in early July is taken from a height of land behind village of Qaarsut on the northern side of Nugssuaq Peninsula looking into Uummannaq Fjord North 70 degrees 43.892 minutes ; West 052 degrees 38.942 minutes.” -Will Richard