So this is Uummannaq, the town where Jane and I lived for four years. In my books I often mention the colours of the buildings in Greenland, and you can see them clearly here. Houses can be all colours, but blue is for the utilities with one of the power company’s buildings in the far left of the picture, on the road. Yellow is for hospitals and medical centres (although the main hospital in Nuuk is red, I think – I was pretty drugged-up while I was there!)
Jane worked in Uummannaq Hospital, and if you’ve read any of my books, well, plenty goes on there, from gun battles on the road in front of it (The Ice Star) and nefarious goings on inside it (Inside the Bear’s Cage).
But you’re not thinking of that, and you’re perhaps only barely aware of the hospital.
I’m guessing you’re looking at the mountain. 😉
Uummannaq mountain is 1,170 metres high (3,839 ft). It’s one of the most striking mountains in Greenland, perhaps the world, and I was thrilled skinny to call it home.
At least for a little while.