As promised, here is a glut of photos from the Centennial and the days preceding it.
Tourists camping on hardened sastrugi and skiing for transportation and recreation:
The ceremony sound guy:
Video in –25F:
The ceremony itself:
The unveiling of the ice bust of Amundsen:
And the celebration:
We went inside to get ready for the cocktail hour in the gym and the special dinner in the conference room.
Sydney Clewe, Dining Assistant by day and Graphic Designer/Artist by night, painted this amazing canvas mural especially for the dinner (as always, click to enlarge):
The night went perfectly and the dinner was divine (I tested everything, especially the julekake, which brought me back to childhood Christmases).
Kitchen staff, waitstaff and runners:
Antarctic waitress brigade:
6 thoughts on “South Pole Centennial Photo Extravaganza!”
Kiell, these photos are so terrific! I am envious that you all got to experience such a momentous occasion but very happy for you all! Thanks for sharing.
I can’t believe you were outside without coats! But then again, I bet you were so warm from running around serving dinner.
So proud of you both. Love the pics of the wait-crew, sound-guy, and camping photos. Were the campers all leaving via plane afterward? Did the tourists have to make their own meals? Lots of questions to answer when you get back.
SUCH FUN TO EVEN GET THE MENU — ALL THAT FISH—–KIELL LOOKS SO HAPPY
WITH THE OTHER WAITRESSES —– KIELL, CAN YOU UNDERSTAND/SPEAK NORWEGIAN? Love, Gram(Nancy)
Nancy, I can’t speak or understand Norwegian…maybe someday! The Norwegians all spoke English.
Kiell,Thanks for a very informative postings.I love reading about it.Janet