Colorful Houses

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Comments (19)

Beryl on March 16, 2008

I cannot believe these house are in Svalbard, where is the ice and snow? What do they use for heating? and what do they eat and drink? From Beryl Sydney Australia

David Thyberg on March 17, 2008

I took this during the short summer when there is no snow in the village.

I think they eat spagetti Bolognese and ice cream just like everyone else :-).

Most people work with mining, research or tourism I think. And many leave during the winter which is very cold and dark.

A very exotic place to visit!

DailyMadness on March 18, 2008

As beautiful as doll houses, greetings from Greece, Marina

✔chilefoto on April 10, 2008

Good photographer eye! Good picture David!

Greetings, Claudia.

Sihvyl on December 8, 2008

I'm enchanted by Svalbard...Life in such extremes is amazing. I would love to visit.

Hello from Ohio, USA by the way...=P

Anunds on January 8, 2009

Dear David again:

I agree with all here, it is wonderful to see Spetsbergen (or Svalbard) like this. Have never been there. Och då på svenska om någon inte läser engelska: Jag håller med dem eller er alla här om skönheten i denna bilden, men i det mesta av David gjort. Jag har aldrig varit på Spetsbergen/Svalbard, men på Island (Iceland) har jag varit, och badat i de varma vattnen eller källorna där, men bara i en av dem, den som kallas för Blue Lagun utanför Reykjavik.

Greatings a lot dear, and thankyou for your good eye to the art of photographing in all your work!

Anunds of Sweden.

赝能隙-寻城记 on January 8, 2009

colorful house~~

Greetings from Nanjing,China,kuka

Sunpixx on May 16, 2010

Really nice photo David!

Greetings Sunpixx

bjajne on November 16, 2010

hærlig bilde! Man skulle tro at det var kaldt og trist på Svalbard, men dette bilde viser no annet! :)

YvesSch on July 16, 2011

Very gorgeous! I wish to move here some day. I apologize I cannot give a comment in Norwegian; I have yet to learn.

Viviana Alessandrini on July 19, 2011


ömer babuşcu on July 28, 2011

Waww mozaik gibi renkler.

Jürgen Weighardt PAN… on December 17, 2011

And somehow the houses fit in the picture against the background of the hill behind them. Good photo.

LG79 on December 20, 2011

Read an article about this place in Canada's Reader's Digest. Very interesting!

LG79 on December 20, 2011

Be careful of those polar bears! :)

nkmroioikkkz on July 6, 2012


Dušan Railfan on September 6, 2012


xroomie on October 28, 2012

A great pic

Lemonio on May 19, 2013

Nice photo like

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 9, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by David Thyberg
    • Taken on 2007/08/20 15:27:06
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO800
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash