By Vladimir Brezina
This morning at 12:30 a.m. EST, as most of us on the East Coast slumbered, we passed the winter solstice. So from now on, days will be getting longer! On the other hand, winter is here. And it’s predicted to be cold and snowy.
In anticipation, here are some photos from last winter, taken on January 27, 2011, in New York City’s Central Park just after the nor’easter that dumped a record 19 inches of snow there…
More photos from that day are here.
WOW! I was in Boston at the start of January last year and I thought that was a lot of snow, but it’s not a patch on this!
In the streets it was cleared away pretty efficiently, for once, but in the park it piled up high—as it should do for a proper winter!
Those are fantastic photos. Really love that last one with those towering trees and then the people. And Happy Solstice to you! :)
Thanks! Happy Solstice to you, too!
That last shot, of the Mall in Central Park, is actually a fairly standard shot that, as I’ve subsequently discovered, many people have been moved to take, including in some cases with the snow plastered on the trees as here… but I like to think that the splashes of green and red make my photo just that little bit better :-)
Beautiful photos! They remind me of Central Park a few years ago after a massive snowfall. I was in NYC when there was a record snowfall on a Saturday night. My husband played at Dizzy’s that night and the view of Central Park with a full blanket of snow under the light of a full moon was utterly magical. Alas, no photos but these remind me of that scene. I especially like the 4th one, with the buildings rising up behind.
Beautiful memories! Snow does transform everything…
Wonderful mixtures! Thank you!
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