Tuesday, January 28, 2014

When the Snow came to Mostar

In February of 2012 a massive snow storm hit my city. It started innocently enough with some light snowfall, but by the time the third day of continuous snow was approaching, huge mountains of snow were covering our front yard. I shared those images previously on this blog, but in this post I wanted to add a couple of others I didn't post back then.

click on the images for a bigger view



A view from my window. The snow piling up. Heavy at the bottom, with fresh snow piling on.


You can see the mountains of snow I was talking about previously. It took a whole day of shoveling just to get to the street in front of our house.


Here are a couple of images that I posted previously. This is what the city looked like during the snow. As I am writing this, snow has started to fall again in most of the country, and I wonder what the outcome will be like this time.









Any snowfalls in your neck of the woods? If yes, is it light or massive?

58 comments:

  1. Still just wet snow here. These are wonderful images. We need winter to appreciate summer.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree with you on that one.

      Delete
  2. Wow. Love the beautiful, old architecture of the city! We have not had a pile up like that in a while!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. And I hope we never see it this big again :)

      Delete
  3. Hallo Mersad, wunderschöne Fotos, echt ein Traum!!! Und so ein großer Schnee habe ich schon lange nicht gesehen. Liebe Grüße

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Danke Flögi. Wenn ich jetzt zurückblicke sieht alles so schön aus, aber es war echt schwer. Die ganze Stadt war lahmgelegt!

      Delete
  4. That is a LOT of snow, Mersad!! I did see snow like this when I lived in Montana, but not in Oregon or Washington!! It is beautiful and creates a fairy-tale world when you first see it, but a little of that goes a long way!! Beautiful captures as always! Hope your week is going well!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Now that is a lot of snow and, as everything else, you caught it wonderfully. Lovely series!

    ReplyDelete
  6. The snow just makes the beautiful old buildings pop...What a beautiful town you live in...That first shot is my favorite...love the colors in it....
    It's been snowing all around us but we haven't had much yet...Suppose to get more later on in the week....

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The snow does make everything pop out, even though it also covers everything up.

      Delete
  7. Nice winter photos! We have had very little snow here so far this winter. The last couple of weeks it's been cold but the few snowfalls have been very light and dry. We have only got about 2 cm but it's been blowing around a lot so in some patches there is more, and in others none at all. There might be more on its way tomorrow though (according to the forecast I just heard).

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope you get a nice snowfall, and not snowstorms. The snow here came and went quickly this year.

      Delete
  8. You did have some major snow back then! The photos are great. I especially liked the one of the girl on the sidewalk. Very nice composition there. The black and white was nice, too. And I think that last one might be the best portrait of you that I've seen. My compliments to the photographer.

    As for snow, we're having a very hard winter so far. We can't complain too much because we've had relatively mild winters for many years now. We were overdue for a bad one. We are setting records for snowfall and low temperatures. But, right now, the sun is shining; and that makes everything better.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for visiting and for your lovely comment.

      Delete
  9. never snows in our part of Florida and the most i have ever seen is about 6 inches when i was a child. most of the USA is under snow today, more than we have ever had

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I read about that. And I know that Florida doesn't see any snow during the year.

      Delete
  10. Such a wonderful series of photos, Mersad! Your photography is excellent, and I really like the looks you gave us. Sooooo much snow. That last photo of you and your pup is really nice. It's good you have a red sweater on him - he's so white, he'd just get lost in all that white snow!

    ReplyDelete
  11. not a flake so far this season.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love all your snowy pics! We're anxiously awaiting more in our mountains....hopefully tomorrow night we'll get a little more of that white stuff.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Mostar im Winter... wunderschön, so habe ich noch nicht gesehen!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Very nice! I like the second photo and the black and whites! We've had a decent amount of snow lately, but it doesn't always stay around long.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Oh wow....was für Schneemassen. Das ist ja echt irre, und war mir auch gar nicht bekannt das es in deiner Region auch so heftig schneien kann.

    Da hoffe ich mal das es in diesem Jahr nicht so schlimm wird, zumindest ohne Schäden oder Abgeschiedenheit^^

    Tolle Fotos lieber Mersad, ich danke dir dafür.

    Liebe Grüssle

    Nova

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ich hoffe das auch. Noch ist es nicht vorrüber.

      Delete
  16. Very dry winter for us in Nebraska USA -- beautiful captures of your snowfall. :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. A very interesting set of wintry images!
    The first one, the very cute snowman, reminds me of the children's picture book "The Snowman" by Raymond Briggs and the corresponding animated film. I love how you photographed the azalea bush sticking out of the snow. At first glance it appeared as if you had photographed it somewhere out there, in the Siberian Tundra.
    Have you read Orhan Pamuk's "Snow"? Looking through your images, I thought of its first words, in fact the title of the first chapter, "The Silence of Snow". And as far as the weather around here is concerned, to quote Pamuk again, "snow swirling out of the sky like feathers" since early morning, very light feathers that land softly on the thin snowcover already on the ground for days now. It is very cold and the sky's grey.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes I know about "Snow" and I think you said it beautifully. Thanks so much for visiting.

      Delete
  18. Wow, that is A LOT of snow. Perfect pictures, Mersad. We have no snow yet and I'm not at all sorry.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know you are not :) For your sake I hope it'll stay that way.

      Delete
  19. Ohh you have taken such beautiful pictures :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. oh these are all so beautiful! i can't imagine it snowing for 3 days straight! we got snow last night...i posted about it today...we weren't supposed to get any but ended up with a couple of inches!

    ReplyDelete
  21. My favorite of the series is the person walking down a snow bank sidewalk holding onto wall. Your whole snow series I like. Copyright symbol is interesting with the circle around it.
    JM Illinois
    U.S.A.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. I redid my copyright symbol recently.

      Delete
  22. No snow here. I like snow, but not that high as we see in your last photos!
    Wil, ABCW Team.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Beautiful pictures. No snow in my area, as we live in the deep south.

    Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  24. What a beautiful village. We are a sea level and the temps aren't cold enough for snow, but rain here means snow in the high country. That's really good! We've had a dry winter so far and I worry about enough water for summer. - Margy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This is a city actually. The old buildings are from the old part of the town that dates back many centuries.

      Delete
  25. Such a picturesque and beautiful town, and the snow only enhances it... Very romantic looking, but I'm sure not so great for navigating around town. Wonderful photos.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The snow makes that hard, yes. Thanks for visiting.

      Delete
  26. Your snowman is adorable! :-) I love the shot of the snow with the greenery peeking through. It's beautiful. The snow is just so gorgeous! But I have to say also that I love the architecture in your wonderful city. The buildings too were such a delight to see!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by. The architecture is fascinating. Lots to see and discover.

      Delete
  27. I like that snowman. The pictures are just so beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  28. certainly uncomfortable, but amazing to see in your shots

    Ciao
    Stefano

    ReplyDelete

Subscribe by E-Mail for blog posts in your inbox:

Subscribe

Image Credits

All Rights are Reserved. The images may not be reproduced, copied, transmitted or manipulated without the written permission of the author.