A Woman in the Polar Night by Christiane Ritter

By Christiane Ritter

In this outstanding event, a reluctant customer to the Arctic prospers within the striking 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 have been enjoying a systematic day trip and stayed directly to hunt and fish. “Leave every little thing because it is and keep on with me to the Arctic,” he wrote to his spouse; yet for Christiane, “as for all critical Europeans, the Arctic used to be simply one other notice for freezing and forsaken solitude. i didn't persist with at once.” ultimately she gave in, lured by way of his compelling tales concerning the outstanding flora and fauna and welcoming mild exhibits. She says: “They instructed of trips by means of water and over ice, of the animals and the fascination of the barren region, 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 essentially by no means any point out of chilly or darkness, of storms or hardships.”

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