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Winter now and then

It is an unusually warm winter in Lithuania, and of course when holidays come people are discussing the absence of snow.

In the meantime I’m slowly arranging some old photos, so I guess it’s a good excuse to share one from Sweden. In 2005 I went to Haparanda in the North of Sweden, where a Swedish family adopted me and my friend for Christmas. There was certainly no lack of snow back then.

Towards the Polar Circle

Towards the Arctic Circle [click on the image to enlarge it]

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Frozen Vilnius

December (Lt. ‘gruodis’) is named after harsh, dry frost (‘gruodas’). After several global-warming type of winters, it’s already the second which is exceptionally cold. It is -13 at the moment, and if it goes down even more, it seems that eyelids will freeze together after every blink. Like any stronger weather-related phenomenon, snow exposes the mismanagement of Vilnius’ streets. Sloping, narrow streets of the old town, when frozen, are a particular torture for old people. But even young ones get injured. It’s too dangerous to keep your hands in your pockets, but too cold to keep them outside. Continue reading