tiabunna

tiabunna

Posted on 01/29/2014


Photo taken on December 20, 2005



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Dumont d'Urville
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Dumont d'Urville

Dumont d'Urville
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Dumont d'Urville is the main French base in Antarctica and the stepping-off point for expeditions to Concordia, the joint French-Italian base 1100 kilometers inland. This is immediately to the right of my previous panorama at the station: www.ipernity.com/doc/tiabunna/29909935

Those ropes in the foreground are blizzard lines. When it is pitch darkness, with the wind blowing at 150km/hr and visibility reduced to arm's length by drifting snow, it is imperative to closely follow (ie keep holding) these very specialised fences. Happy Fence Friday!

Xata, Maria Martins, Dynamo, Simone Maurel and 13 other people have particularly liked this photo


35 comments - The latest ones
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Great photo.
3 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
Magnificent shot, George!
Fabulous view!
Great winter scene!
Fantastic picture!
3 years ago.
Barra1man (Leaving )
Barra1man (Leaving )
A terrific shot of the French base! Great composition.
Have a splendid night!
3 years ago.
Fratton Parker
Fratton Parker
HFF - great shot. ;)
3 years ago.
Bédé
Bédé
Un endroit mythique !
3 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
Superb composition. Great scene, George.
3 years ago.
Soeradjoen
Soeradjoen
Great view, nice composition.
3 years ago.
Tess Mc Kenna
Tess Mc Kenna
Thank you for posting your lovely image in the VPU Group

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Beautifully captured scenic area. Well done George Hugs Tess
3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to Tess Mc Kenna
Thank you so much, Tess. Hugs.
3 years ago.
Rachel2
Rachel2
Great shot! It's hard to imagine 150 km/hr winds on such a calm looking day. Have a great weekend!
3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to Rachel2
Thanks Rachel, the weather contrasts can be quite amazing - in just a few hours. Best wishes for your weekend also.
3 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
3 years ago.
Tacheles
Tacheles
HFF George.
Better keep in the shelters, when the storms are howling.
3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to Tacheles
Unfortunately, work needs to go on regardless. :)
3 years ago.
Ashley Loy
Ashley Loy
Fantastic shot !!!!!!!

This Lovely image was viewed in my favourite group
Thank you for posting in Vigilant Photographers Unite
3 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Sumptuous ! Excellent capture friend !! Compliments !!! Good evening from City beautiful Chandigarh !!!! Have an enjoyable weekend !!!!!!
3 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
I can imagine gripping them like mad!

Excellent scene - enjoy your break

An Excellent View!!
Seen in
'Scapes!!
3 years ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
very interesting !
and very well taken !
3 years ago.
Costas Kaounas
Costas Kaounas
splendid!
ADMIRED in 4U
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
o0o HFF 2 U 2 and enjoy your days away ... we all need a break
away sometimes ... and this looks cold ...COLD ... cold ;-) oOo

and thanks ... a little better and will just ease myself back
gently ..thanks for your kind words of support ..appreciated !
3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to beverleyplaya
Thanks, Bev. Had a good break and glad to see you're back on top of things again. :)
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to tiabunna
o0o Hi, its good to get away sometimes ;-) is it my turn next please ? ;-)
and thanks ... just about just about ... some hiccups and glitches
yesterday, fingers crossed for today ;-) enjoy your day o0o
3 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Hi again

This Lovely image was viewed in my favourite group
Thank you for posting in Vigilant Photographers Unite
3 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
ADMIRED in 4U
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
ADMIRED in 4U
and also ADMIRED in NATURE 4U
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Meadowmom
Meadowmom
What an interesting and unusual choice for a Fence Friday offering!
3 years ago.
Simone Maurel
Simone Maurel
une belle photo et de bonnes explications...bon dimanche
3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to Simone Maurel
Merci beaucoup, Simone.
3 years ago.
Maria
Maria
Great shot, George...what a place!
3 years ago.
Barra1man (Leaving )
Barra1man (Leaving )
Back again.
Have a splendid day!
3 years ago.
Dynamo
Dynamo
superb...
3 years ago.
Xata
Xata
Interesting place, if not so cold I would like to be there cause ice is one of the most beautiful things...
3 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Thank you, everyone for your many kind comments and faves on this. My apologies for not responding sooner, a few days away takes time to catch up. :)
3 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
A beautiful and peaceful place on a clear day, interesting!
3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to Prairie Rambler
Thank you, PR. Yes, it was indeed a marvellous place during our visit.
3 years ago.