Italian photographer Paolo Verzone has visited Barentsburg in Svalbard, Norway and taken some shootings for National Geographic. In an Instagram post, Verzone shares his story:
The Russian mining settlement of Barentsburg in Svalbard, Norway, is seen during the polar night. I visited the city for five days after arriving by boat in almost complete darkness to document the life of this settlement during the dark season. The town is named after Dutch seafarer Willem Barentsz, who is credited with discovering Spitsbergen—the largest island in the Svalbard archipelago, where Barentsburg is located—in 1596.Paolo Verzone, on his travel (See)
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Where is Barentsburg?
Barentsburg (Russian: Баренцбург) is the second-largest settlement in Svalbard, Norway with about 455 inhabitants (2020). The settlement is almost entirely made up of ethnic Russians and Ukrainians.
The Rotterdam-based Van der Eb and Dresselhuys Scheepvaartmaatschappij (ship-building company) builded the settlement in 1920, using prefabricated huts, for the mining of coal. Twelve Dutch staff and 52 German miners started mining coal here that year. (See more from Wiki page)