Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Don's Blog Greenland VII Community 2

In the summer the natives of Greenland spend as much time outside as possible hanging out and placing a variety of objects on fences, tables and decks.

The images below reminded me very much of my visits to Nome and Kotzebue in Alaska in the late sixties.

I am not sure what kind of bear skull (below) this is.

This is the cemetery at Qaqortaq, with fields of lupine growing freely between the crosses.

We spent some time examining the decorations and remembrances on the individual burial sites. Many had framed photographs of the deceased as well as personal and religious momentos. I was abruptly moved when I recognized a disintegrating teething ring on a babies grave. 

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