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By Christiane Ritter

In this impressive event, a reluctant customer to the Arctic flourishes within the impressive and unforgiving landscape.

In 1933, Christiane Ritter, a painter from Austria, travelled to Spitsbergen, an Arctic island north of Norway, to be together with her husband. He were playing a systematic excursion and stayed directly to hunt and fish. “Leave every little thing because it is and stick with me to the Arctic,” he wrote to his spouse; yet for Christiane, “as for all vital Europeans, the Arctic used to be simply one other notice for freezing and forsaken solitude. i didn't keep on with at once.” finally she gave in, lured through his compelling tales concerning the striking flora and fauna and inviting mild indicates. She says: “They instructed of trips by means of water and over ice, of the animals and the fascination of the wasteland, 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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