June 12, 2012

Cool Winter Photos: Europe’s Big Chill 2012

Snowflakes drift down on the Colosseum as Rome's historic city sees snow for the first time in 26 years.
Photo taken 4 February 2012.
While we are all huddling down in our winter woollies, our Northern hemisphere neighbours are breathing a sigh of relief that they have some rays of summer sunshine to look forward to. January and February 2012 brought some of the coldest temperatures Europe had seen for years, with temperatures in some places dipping below -36c. Looking back at some of their amazing, yet almost unreal, winter photos has made us realise that, while we love a grand European winter holiday, we are certainly grateful for our South African winters!

London: Tourists dip their fingers into the cold water which has frozen over the fountains in Trafalgar Square. 
London: A woman sits next to the fountains in Trafalgar Square which have frozen over.
London: The fountain next to Westminster Bridge demonstrates how low the temperatures have dropped in the capital.
Belgrade: A man views icicles on a window in Uzice 200km southwest of Belgrade.
Krasnoyarsk, Russia: Brave swimmers shiver in the river as the air temperature around them falls to -25c. 
Zurich: A frozen fountain near the main railway station in Zurich, Switzerland.
Berlin: Ice sheets float in the river Spree near the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany.
Cologne: Icicles hang from a shipping pier opposite Cologne Cathedral on the Rhine.
Germany: Trees weighed down by heavy snow in the German city of Winterberg.
From cosy, local weekend getaways to grand European winter adventures, contact your Sure Travel agent to plan your dream holiday.
Photos: Daily Mail


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