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: