Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snowday

Some readers may have heard about the snow storms which have been plaguing us on the East Coast this season. Generally, DC doesn't get much snow but we were hit this past weekend with around 20 inches, with a second storm dumping between 10-15 inches on us currently. Above you see the mostly untouched snow from last weekend on Thomas Circle as the new storm started last night.
Above is the National City Christian Church by John Russell Pope just 100 feet away but barely visible through the snow. You may remember my post on the church HERE with how it looks on a normal day.
Most cars remain buried under a layer of deep snow covered in ice. Luckily most sidewalks in front of apartment buidings, like the one seen above, have been cleared but crossing the mostly unplowed streets is treacherous and difficult.
Wish us luck digging out from this storm. Southern cities do not have the mechanisms to cope with these acts of nature. At least they're pretty!

6 comments:

Martha said...

I feel so sorry for the latest victims of the snow storms -- no, they are not really equipped for snow removal -- and to have so much snow . . . . I can understand why cities have come to a standstill! Our daughter lives in Minneapolis and I am amazed at how efficiently and how quickly snow is removed not only from streets but from sidewalks (in residential areas -- not downtown).

Terry said...

Hope you have plenty of food and friends nearby. We never get that much in Atlanta thank goodness. But an inch means panic then party time.

pve design said...

I love your photos. They are golden.
Enjoy the snow, and stay warm.
pve

Semigloss Chic said...

Those are great pics! Glad you're still alive over there.

Karena said...

Oh, I feel your pain, this is getting old, as beautiful as snow looks, we are also having absolutely frigid weather!! Stephan, Have I disappeared from your site?
Karena

Acanthus and Acorn said...

These photos are so wonderful! I decided to take a more humorous route on my post today...makes me feel less annoyed by all the shoveling I guess!