Random and Weird Phone Shots

Random and Weird Phone Shots -Snow Today

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The morning of Friday 13th January at the tram stop. Some snow here.

I got so pessimistic about everything that I was shocked about trams actually running with no delays. Really.

UK doesn’t get that much snow so it takes little to cause disruptions.

Just yesterday I saw a page I follow on Facebook dedicated to old pictures of Bratislava, my home town, posting about the record snowfall of 1987–thirty years ago. I believe most of Europe suffered this extreme cold spell. I was only six then but remember bits of it. There were heaps of snow as tall as me and my mum had to walk to her workplace because the public transport wasn’t running. The great “snow calamity”, as we called it in former Czechoslovakia, was still talked about many years afterwards. People laugh when they reminisce about those days, but I’m sure it wasn’t funny then!

Some pictures from that time (just ignore the text).

Make sure you keep yourselves warm, peeps!

Outdoors

January…

A year ago I mentioned in this post that I got into a habit of taking a photo of a sunrise on the first working day of the year. I didn’t do it this year, a combination of forgetting to take my camera in the morning (this wasn’t an issue with compact, which I could carry in my everyday bag) and not good conditions for photography. Here are photos taken on the evening of 2nd January instead:

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I love how clear the skies are in cold weather.

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I just imagine myself aboard that plane off to somewhere warm–Copacabana beach in Rio, perhaps.

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So it’s 2017 at last and I got myself my own domain. I have also been amusing myself by working on an ultimate all-genre big fat playlist of the 90s. And I’m not joking about the all-genre part. This is where Nirvana meets Barbie Girl and metal shakes hands with eurodance. I will post a link once it’s ready.

Have a great year, everyone!

Outdoors

Gloomy

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I think those are crows, though I still can’t tell the difference between a raven a and a crow.

This is one of my favourite pictures. I took it last year–once again, from my window.

Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December;
And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
    Eagerly I wished the morrow;—vainly I had sought to borrow
    From my books surcease of sorrow—sorrow for the lost Lenore—
For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore—
            Nameless here for evermore.
Edgar Allan Poe – The Raven