This post is especially made for my friend Janne from Skjerstad, who wanted to know what the snow in Romania looks like :) Dear Janne, I know you've got as much snow as you want in Norway, but in here there have been winters when we didn't get much of it! We had our first snow almost three weeks ago - and we still do, because it hasn't stopped snowing since! I took the above picture right from my balcony at home.
This picture was also taken from my balcony. My windows face a city square populated by thousands of pigeons. We've got a family of pigeons nesting near the kitchen window, so the kitties have a blast each day stalking them. In the square, even if it's snowing non-stop, people come and feed crumbs to the birds, because we must all survive the cold winter.
On my way to work, I have to pass through two lovely little parks. The benches are buried in snow and so are the trees, the alleys, the lamp posts and even the statues. It looks very pretty even if some may say it's not really organised. We even have a national joke, because every winter we hear on the news that the local authorities were taken "completely by surprise" by the snow :)))
This is George Enescu, perhaps the most famous Romanian composer (and a great violin player, who taught Yehudi Menuhin among many others). He carries the burden of a white ghost on his head and shoulders. I just love what snow does to statues, the way it wraps them in white layers of unexpected shapes. And the last picture is the view from my balcony at night :)