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Grytviken Church, Antarctica

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Grytviken Church

Antarctica is typically thought of as the exclusive preserve of scientists and explorers, but was once called home to a hardy few. This image comes from Dark Roasted Blend’s fascinating set of images of The Ghosts of Antarctica: Abandoned Stations and Huts. The Antarctic island South Georgia once hosted at least seven whaling communities and as many as 2,000 people up until the first half of the 20th century, who with the long nights and freezing cold might be expected to have had ample opportunity to reflect on the afterlife.

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