|Mike Thomson (Flickr, Creative Commons)|
|Timo Arnall (Flickr, Creative Commons)|
My memory of places and people is largely visual, with light and colour playing a very important part, so I have always valued paintings, maps and photographs very highly, and have enjoyed working in special collections where these records are highly sought after.
I located these two beautiful images of Longyearbyen on Flickr, searching for Creative-Commons licensed-content. The top image of the colourful houses was captured by Mike Thomson; the bottom image of wooden houses lit by the midnight sun was taken by Timo Arnall.
I am particularly excited about the possibilities of identifying images of unknown people and places in our special collections, as the Library of Congress have done so successfully.