Stone and Man in Qaqortoq, Greenland,

Qaqortoq, Greenland, August 28, 2017:  Walking around Qaqortoq is like participating in a scavenger hunt.  In the 1990s Greenlander artist Aka Hoegh commissioned 18 Norse artists to carve reliefs into many of the town’s rocks.  The project is called “Stone and Man” and it is a delight.  You turn a corner and you see a hand print or a face, or a fish or whale.  Sometimes you go by it several times before you recognize this is a carving, like “Eric the Red” in red basalt right at the tendering dock.   There is map of the sculptures but, I think, takes the fun out of the project.  How many can you collect?  Anyway, the map has buildings but no streets and so finding anything on that map is nuts.  Here are several discoveries.

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