Saturday, March 21, 2015

Sheep herding in Greenland

The world's largest island is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark. When you look at this postcard you wouldn’t think that the climate in Greenland is extremely harsh. More than 80% of the island is covered by an ice cap 4km thick in places.   

The card shows sheep herding near Tasiusaq in the most southern part of Greenland. Compared to the rest of the country it has a relatively mild climate.  
(right) Jørgen Brønlund was a Greenlandic polar explorer. He participated in two Danish expeditions to Greenland in the early 20th century. He died in 1907 at age 30. 


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