By Christiane Ritter
In 1933, Christiane Ritter, a painter from Austria, travelled to Spitsbergen, an Arctic island north of Norway, to be together with her husband. He have been enjoying a systematic day trip and stayed directly to hunt and fish. Leave every little thing because it is and stick to me to the Arctic,” he wrote to his spouse; yet for Christiane, as for all relevant Europeans, the Arctic was once simply one other observe for freezing and forsaken solitude. i didn't stick to at once.” finally she gave in, lured by way of his compelling tales in regards to the notable natural world and welcoming gentle exhibits. She says: They informed of trips by means of water and over ice, of the animals and the fascination of the desolate tract, of the unusual mild over the panorama, of the unusual illumination of one’s personal self within the remoteness of the polar evening. In his descriptions there has been virtually by no means any point out of chilly or darkness, of storms or hardships.”
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