Helmer Hanssen

Tromso
Tromso, Norway

Taken during my visit to Norway a few months ago this photograph is of the explore Helmer Hanssen’s statue in Tromso. Helmer Hanssen was one of the first five people to reach the south pole during the 1911 expedition. The dogs and the figure look life size in front of the Norwegian landscape but in actual fact they are relatively small, the sitting sled-dog in the foreground of the photograph is around 30cm tall.

This is part of a black and white photography challenge on Large Subjects and Statues.

11 thoughts on “Helmer Hanssen

      1. I regret to say I never visited there. I have done some genealogy work and found someone there doing that side. We combined our efforts, glad it has been saved. Thanks for the visit.

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