Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Winter in Sweden

Winter in Sweden

It was a beautiful winter day in Tungelsta today. Bigger photo. With the sun shining from a clear blue sky. Perfect for a photo promenade around town. This little house can be found at Ålsta. The chaos yesterday was the worst in this area for many years. Up to a thousand people were left stranded in their cars and on 17 buses on two roads in Haninge. The military had to come to the rescue, but all they could do was to bring food and water to the angry commuters. A lot of people didn't get home until this morning!

18 comments:

Mary Helen said...

Love it!

Per Stromsjo said...

Imagine that. Some 30 km away and an entirely different world. Apparently we've split the cold weather evenly between us but you got all the snow. Lovely shot.

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

What a beautiful photo!

I can only imagine what those people must've felt... So cold and they couldn't get home. Awful situation.

Château-Gontierdailyphoto said...

Very nice picture, we like snow in the west of France, but it's very seldom here in our area.

R&R in The Netherlands said...

Wow, the photo is so beautiful, but winter can be such a treacherous time.

Lezard said...

Very nice photo. What a contrast between this peaceful shot and what must have endured all the commuters in your area!!!!

Bucefalo said...

I am much envious for all this snow.
Great shot.
Livio

HoodPhotography said...

So beautiful! I cant wait til it looks like that here!

Ioanna said...

Poor people! But the photo is so beautiful!

Stefan Jansson said...

Thanks all. Very local this weather as Per says. I have a few good winter photos still to show you, so stay tuned!

Rambling Round said...

OOh! I just love this! The red shows up so well against the white.

Curly said...

That's a lovely shot Stefan, real nice!

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Steve Buser said...

We have chaos here everytime it snows, too. I remember both times when it snowed.
--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

Ann (MobayDP) said...

Oh how beautiful! I can't believe it's snowing already! :)

Yesterday's chaos is something I truly hope never to experience first hand! I cannot even imagine what that must have been like for commuters with small children in tow! :-(

• Eliane • said...

I like that you show us a picture that looks sort of magical to relate a nightmarish event. ;) My father was once stuck in such a storm in England years ago. He had to carry a guy in the snow who had emptied a few bottles of schnapps to keep warm.

Deslilas said...

Wondrful for us, boring for the drivers. What about the polish lorry trucks drivers ?

Stefan Jansson said...

There was a few big trucks from Poland that didn't have winter tyre,s and they couldn't drive up a steep hill so close to Ösmo so yes they caused a lot of problems. There was also a Swedish truck that blocked the road pretty good. You can read more in English here:

http://www.thelocal.se/9091/20071113/

ArizonaDB said...

Looks like winter has definitely arrived in your part of the world. It hasnt come here yet, but I think its in the mail! ;-)

Dustin
Flagstaff Daily Photo
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