as a child growing up in the north of England, I remember gazing through the window with wonder at the snow as it fell and covered the earth
remember the joy of holding my mother’s hand as we walked through the snow…no fear for the future…just the joy of the now
then years of no snow…
memories of traffic chaos and closed airports when a light dusting of snow overnight would seem to close everything down, images of aircraft frozen to the tarmac
all those years as christmas approached…hoping for the elusive white christmas…
and now, now the wonder is there, but so is the darker side
…the blocked roads
…the people isolated in remote villages and towns
…the frozen river preventing trade, threatening electricity supplies
this post is dedicated to the memory of someone I only read about in the paper, a woman killed by falling ice just this last week as she walked on belgradestreets
snow reminds us of the power of nature
reminds us to respect the world we live in
reminds us to take care of those around us
during this terrible weather, take care on belgradestreets
18 thoughts on “thoughts on snow…”
Love this documentary series on Beograd…I would love to visit!
…though, perhaps not in winter 🙂
thank you, well worth a visit….even now!
A great series – especially that second image!
that is a lot of snow! several pics are exceptional. nice spread.
Nice pics! Really liked the knez mihailova picture and the hidden cars 🙂
I love Belgrade but I haven’t seen it with a winter coat before. Lovely photos.
Photo number 2 is lovely 🙂
thank you….pretty severe winter this year..even the danube and the sava have frozen over…
Lovely photos! I think it was a great use of monochrome. I am hoping to visit Belgrade in the summer, so I hope to see some sunshine not snow!!
Thank you, plenty of sun in summer, last July we hit 45C one weekend…
thanks for taking a look…
i was many times in belgrade on winter…. i never saw snow like this……….
it has been quite dramatic, beautiful and difficult of many living in more rural locations, thawing now…thanks for taking a look
Thanks Scott, much appreciated. That snow seems like a different world now that the temperature is heading to 38C this weekend!