Q is for Qaqortoq
Been there, done that, got the t-shirt!
It was on July 11th 2005 and you can read an account on my 2005 Cruise Journal.
The hillsides of Qaqortoq are covered in buttercups. Around the town are several stone sculptures. These are part of the Stone & Man Project. They date from 1993 when Greenlandic artist Aka Høegh encouraged Nordic artists to create shapes and reliefs from natural stone formations.
The fountain in Qaqortoq is the only one to be found in the whole of Greenland.
We were treated to an impromptu concert by the local choir Erinar Soqatigiivi, led by Mrs. Pitsi Høegh, the manager of Qaqortoq Turistforening. Most of the songs were based on folktales which the leader recounted in detail and with much humour. The choir sounded something like a cross between a barber-shop quartet and a Welsh Male Voice Choir. I bought a copy of their CD Tuppalleri Tarneq. It doesn't seem to be listed anymore on the Atlantic Music website, so I hope I'm OK letting you hear this sample track Ullumi Juullerpoq.
A slide-show of six photos + one-line haiku can be found at Haiga Online
My entire collection of 27 photos can be viewed at Qaqortoq 2005