Pyramiden, Svalbard

2009

An interesting feature on Svalbard is how well things are preserved in the arctic environment. An interesting example is Pyramiden, a former mining town which is now a tourist attraction. Pyramiden was originally a Swedish mine but was sold to the Soviet Union in 1927. In 1998 the town was abandoned.


Pyramiden mine, a ghost town on Svalbard
Abandoned houses in Pyramiden, Svalbard
Everything is slowly falling apart in the Pyramiden ghost town
Abandoned sport centre in Pyramiden, a ghost town on Svalbard
Pyramiden, Svalbard
Abandoned house in Pyramiden
Traces of the Soviet era are still visible in Pyramiden, Svalbard
A rusty Soviet red star is left behind
Birds have taken over the abandoned houses in Pyramiden, Svalbard
Pyramiden, Spitsbergen

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