Picture Gallery for Fri 2005-06-10 23:48:08 UTC


Click to enlargeLoot from the mine tour: a chunk of magnetite, a core sample, and some ore pellets. The pellets are about 72% iron.
Click to enlargeThe gleanings from Mark's scavenger hunt among the rocks that make up the pad. The stuff that looks like gold is, in fact, iron pyrite.
Click to enlargeGraduation festivities in Kiruna.
Click to enlargeDriving behind one of the lorries in the graduation parade.
Click to enlargeDriving behind one of the lorries in the graduation parade.
Click to enlargeTE 3. You [heart] us. About half of the banners in the parade were English.
Click to playThe parade.
Click to playThe parade.
Click to enlargeMore graduates.
Click to enlargeMore graduates.
Click to enlargeOne of the apartment buildings built by LKAB. The small balconies which they're just putting up are meant to resemble the mine skips, the elevators that transport ore from the main drift up to the surface.
Click to enlargeMarie gets a trim.
Click to enlargeA Saab fleet in the Ice Hotel parking lot.
Click to enlargeThe Ice Hotel main reception.
Click to enlargeThe Ice Hotel main reception. On the wall is a reproduction of John Bauer's Prinsessan Tuvstarr.
Click to enlargeMeeting in the parking lot.
Click to enlargeThe Sami Cultural Centre at the other end of town, next to the Church.
Click to enlargeThe entranceway to the Church.
Click to enlargeLooking through the entranceway.
Click to enlargeJukkasjärvi Church.
Click to enlargeLooking from the church yard at a house along the river.
Click to enlargeInside the church. The church was built in 1607 and expanded in 1728.
Click to enlargeThe chandelier.
Click to enlargeA closer view of the center and right panels of the triptych.
Click to enlargeThe pipe organ.
Click to enlargeThe pipe organ.
Click to enlargeThe pipe organ.
Click to enlargeAnother view of the Sami Cultural Centre.
Click to enlargeLooking at the town from the front of the church.
Click to enlargeThe remains of the ice hotel.
Click to enlargeThe remains of the ice hotel.
Click to enlargeA troll with a large sack.
Click to enlargeA moose, carved from a six tonne block of ice.
Click to enlargeDogs and a troll.
Click to enlargeAn impressive ice wall.
Click to enlargePrincess Tuvstarr.
Click to enlargeA man confronts a troll on a mountain.
Click to enlargeMore ice sculpture.
Click to enlargeMore ice sculpture.
Click to enlargeA troll waiting on top of the mountain.
Click to enlargeThe ice bar in the art centre.
Click to enlargeTrolls.
Click to enlargeTrolls.
Click to enlargePrincess Tuvstarr.
Click to enlargeA close up of ice masonry.
Click to enlargeAn ice glass.
Click to enlargeMixing drinks. One benefit of a pub made of ice is that nothing needs to be chilled. The blue curaçao has become rather thick in the cold.
Click to enlargeMixing drinks.
Click to playMixing drinks.
Click to enlargeThe Ice bar menu.
Click to enlargePlants imbedded in the ice. These two pictures were taken with the camera face down on the bar.
Click to enlargePlants imbedded in the ice.
Click to enlargeGaelen and Marie try their drinks.
Click to enlargeWe're not sure if Ed really needed the drink...
Click to enlargeA close-up of the ice glass.
Click to enlargeA close-up of the ice glass.
Click to enlargeA close-up of the ice glass.
Click to enlargeTuvstarr's caption. Hopefully at some point I'll translate these. The letters are embedded in the ice.
Click to enlargePrincess Tuvstarr.
Click to enlargeThe troll with his sack, again.
Click to enlargeLooking across the Torne River, which is here very wide (and perfect for making ice, semeingly).
Click to enlargeThe view from Restaurang Hembygdsgården, looking across the river.
Click to enlargeDucks on the river.
Click to enlargeThe village across the river is Poikkijärvi. To get to it by land, you have to go a few kilometres west to the bridge and then back on the other side of the river.
Click to enlargeEd and Enzo. These remaining pictures were taken by Enzo's wife Katia this evening.
Click to enlargeEd and Enzo.
Click to enlargeMe, trying to look busy.
Click to enlargeEnzo, Matt, Ed and I. Matt's the only one of us who successfully pulled off the "look busy" thing.
Click to enlargeAs you can see, I'm not actually working: that's an xchat window on my screen.
Click to enlargeGaelen.
Click to enlargeMatt.

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