Last week, I posted pictures of Lac Leman (Lake Geneva)’s ice storm. I took them in the Eaux-Vives area of Geneva, Switzerland. The post included a picture that was widely circulated (it went viral) of a car covered in ice after the ice storm in Versoix, Switzerland. Versiox is about 20 minutes up the lake from Geneva. I couldn’t resist going to see and take some more ice pictures.
I wasn’t the only one who wanted to see it. There were adults with cameras and children sliding on the ice. Other bloggers have also posted pictures. Clearly, I am not as talented as the AFP photographer who took the shot above. Nevertheless, it was impressive.
Apparently, ice storms like this are not a regular occurrence here. You can find pictures on the internet from one in 2005, but this could very well be the only one we see.
- Must see picture: Big Chill in Switzerland (globalfreeze.wordpress.com)
- Photos from inside the deadly European cold snap that’s killed at least 368 (news.nationalpost.com)
- 18 Jaw Dropping Photos Of Europe’s Deadly Winter (buzzfeed.com)
- Snow over Europe (oxfordschoolofphotography.wordpress.com)
- Geneva (And Europe’s) Cold Weather (schwingeninswitzerland.wordpress.com)
These pictures left me in awe! I can’t imagine how cold it had to have gotten to build up all that ice. Thanks for posting. I find your blog very intriguing. My dad spent a couple years in Switzerland before he was married, and I’ve always wanted to go. I’ll have to enjoy it via your blog for now.
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