Sun Nov 23rd, 2008 at 04:09:11 AM EST
Today [Saturday] a cold front came -- and with it, the first, meagre snow. In the park on the shore of the Danube, the wind blew it straight into my eyes.
Update [2008-11-23 6:51:2 by DoDo]: The snow remained this morning, and another blizzard came when I visited a new rail bridge -- so five more photos and some Bridge Blogging below the fold.
The wind was tearing on these shrubs.
In the city, the snow melted instantly. Here in front of the music school:
Behind the cathedral, the lattice protecting the glass of a street candelier produced a ray effect on the grass barely covered in thin snow. My uncontrollable dog almost toppled the camera with her leash when I made this:
Update [2008-11-23 6:51:2 by DoDo]: There was more snowfall during the night, so there was whiteness on the morning walk with the dog, too. (Not on the trees though: strong winds blew it off.)
The road along the rivershore park was slippery for cars:
The Danube -- and an interesting sky, with the vapour-cloud from the frsh snow:
Later in the morning, I travelled to Budapest, where I visited the Rail Bridge of Újpest (this is the official name; but strangely it is universally known under the railwayman term "North Connecting Rail Bridge").
This bridge used to be a post-war temporary reconstruction -- for 53 years... So when it was finally replaced this year, that came kind of as a surprise. Workers were still putting finishing touches on it.
Another blizzard was about to descend when I photographed the bridge approach (Buda side).