Monday, March 8

Snowing in Barcelona

Snowing in Barcelona [enlarge]

As many of you already know or will find out in today news, Barcelona has experienced a rather infrequent phenomenon in this city, a snow storm. At the beginning, it seemed to be the "usual" thing, some flakes that turn to rain drops before touching the ground but the situation got worse and worse along the day till the point that train and bus services were stopped, cars were advised to stay at home, classes were interrupted for 142,000 students at 476 public schools, all came to a halt except for the subway, that will run non-stop all night long, something that only happens on weekends. Commuters were not that lucky and had to remain wandering in hope the service was restored. There were no trains going North, many flights were canceled or delayed, 200.000 people lost their electric power supply mostly in Girona. Tomorrow who knows what the situation will be. At the moment, the snow storm seems to be over and slowly we recover from this one-day nightmare in a city that is not prepared at all for such inclement weather. Here's a small video I captured with my cell phone

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Anonymous Jon F said...

VERY pretty! That looks so strange in Barcelona!

12:00 AM  
Blogger Steffe said...

Not something you see everyday in Barcelona! But I've had snow since mid-December and I'm getting a bit tired of it. I'm guessing your snow will be gone long before mine!

12:32 AM  
Blogger Senorita said...

This is a picture of my old neighborhood while I lived in Barcelona.

While I lived there in 2005, it snowed as well. It was not a storm, just morning snow.

2:24 AM  
Blogger Leif Hagen said...

Seems quite strange to see snow in Barcelona! Send your snow to Sweden - Steffe wants more snow!

4:59 AM  
Anonymous Oscar said...

que frio!

10:30 AM  
Blogger said...

Snow in Barcelona, Avignon, Rotterdam....
Does this have anything to do with global warming?
Maybe not. Just the weather.

11:16 AM  
Anonymous Nick said...

Love the contrasts in the colours!

4:34 PM  
Anonymous Barcelona Bob said...

Yes - I could not believe it when I landed from England and found I was leaving the cold for an even colder situation.
Oh well. What can one do? :)

Barcelona Culture

7:39 PM  

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