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Its a harsh life

By TheURL  
Apologies if this is an uncomfortable image for some, but I wanted to share more of the human aspect of life in the far north. This man (and his son, I assume) has caught more than he needs for his family and so is selling the excess to anyone who will buy it at an impromptu market, which takes place outside the main shop in town. I saw people buying steaks from him and taking them home in carrier bags. That's my shadow in the bottom right. People bring whatever they don't need and hope to sell. This is on the east coast, generally considered to be more "traditional" than their west coast counterparts. Curiously, the mayor lives in Nuuk, which is the other side of the ice-cap!

Tags: Street Market Greenland

Voters: mike9005, Kaxxie, ChristopherA and 13 more

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Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
25 Apr 2021 2:01PM
A very interesting scene. I'll have to google Greenland as I know nothing about it and I'm quite curious.
TheURL Plus
1 19 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2021 2:14PM
Thanks - I made a short video here that shows quite a good overview Smile
Robert51 12 7 122 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2021 3:22PM
Great image and a way of life that is hard enough as it is...
banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4247 Canada
25 Apr 2021 4:29PM
Whale meat?
TheURL Plus
1 19 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2021 4:55PM
Yes. It's Minke whale.
25 Apr 2021 8:09PM
They've got to live and I expect their traditional way of life did no harm overall.
TheURL Plus
1 19 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2021 8:21PM
You're right - and whaling and other forms of hunting is a Huge subject; one that I've spent time discussing with them and have read a lot about. Its all about cultural stability, economics, politics and of course sustainability. And so its not as easy to generalise about such things as a lot of people would like to believe. So my view on arctic whaling is very different from my view on Japanese whaling. That said, I've never been to Japan! I've sat on this image for quite a while now, indecisive as to whether to use it in case there was a storm. But I decided that although it's never going to win any competition, it was a worthy cultural addition to my portfolio!

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