Dave submitted this photo and one other with the comment
I am attaching a couple of photos, one is a dodgy looking group of Goths. Why are we inside and why don`t we have a proper tree I hear you asking ? Well thats because we are deep inside Antarctica at a British base called Rothera. O.K. so we have to manufacture our own trees but at least now , in the winter , we NEVER see the sun. I`ll send another one from the day we finally saw the last of the pesky sun. Love Dave
I actually laughed out loud when I opened the email containing this submission and I woke the dog up (no, that’s not a euphemism, the grumpy old pug scowled at me with typical goth-pug levels of scorn - I’ve trained her well).
The effort these Antarctic-dwelling goths have gone to is truly outstanding. They’re an example to all goths who think that just because you live somewhere with extreme temperatures and limited vegetation, let alone trees, you can’t get together for an up/around/vaguely near a tree photo now and then. It looks like there are only 3 goths up the tree, but the supporting cast are plentiful, of a high calibre and none of the goths are smiling (there’s guy there who is smiling but he’s clearly not a goth so I’m going to ignore him). They’ve even fashioned a headstone for in-cemetery points. The sun is never out in winter in Antarctica, which is clearly the perfect environment for goths. I’m very impressed. I nearly cracked a smile during my initial outburst of laughter but I have mastered the art of laughing without smiling.
4.99 out of 5 - Outstanding Antarctic goths