Thursday, February 22, 2007

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007
(Lunchtime*) :
Snowy chaos in Helsingborg

What I think:

*Note to any bosses at work who might read this: It's lunchtime, OK?
I'm not blogging during working hours. So there.

The weather in Helsingborg has been weird this winter. It's been so mild, with hardly any snow, and the little that we did have melted in no time.

Then yesterday, it started snowing. Lots.

And this morning, The Local (Sweden's news in English) reported that there's a "stay at home" warning to people living in Skåne.
(Skåne is the county on the southwestern tip of Sweden. Both Malmö and Helsingborg are in Skåne. End of Geography lesson.)

I took a few photos on the way to work this morning:

This is a view of Tranemansgatan - my road:
Here's a hill that I walk down every day
(although today I skied down on my Doc Martens):

This is a bus stop on Södergatan:

This is a view of
the outside of Sam's Bar on Carl Krooksgatan:

The building where I work is called Tretorn - this is Swedish for "The Three Towers".

It used to be the site of one of Sweden's largest rubber factories, specialising in boots. Now it isn't.

But there's a statue on the western side of the buiding
commemorating the site's heritage:
The Swedish government should invest in some winter coats for these guys. They look frozen. That's what I think.


Blogger Tug said...

I gave you our snow.

You're very welcome. ;-)

6:47 pm  
Blogger Mark Base said...

Yeah, f*ckin' cheers, mate.

7:20 pm  
Blogger Da Duck said...

I was soooooo exicted to see snow!! Then it just kept falling and falling. I didn't think it would stop! Now I want spring!!

10:52 pm  
Blogger Jay said...

First we were extremely mild, then we were extremely cold, now we're extremely snowy but not that cold.

Snow always looks so romantic in pictures, but I'm trying not to fall into that trap, knowing full well that several drifts await me outside my door.

4:05 am  
Blogger Unknown said...

We have hardly had any snow this winter, just a smattering a couple of weeks ago and that melted 30 minutes later.

I agree, those boot making guys do look cold.

11:48 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everytime it snows in skåne chaos breaks out. Couldn´t get to Lund by either by car nor train for the whole day yesterday. One would think that people would learn that come wintertime, its a good idea to put on winter tyres! Btw, those pics (tranemansgatan) are about one block from where we live. We´re practically neighbours. Cheers!

1:20 pm  
Blogger Mark Base said...

Well hello, neighbour (US/CAN: neighbor)!
Meet you down at Dickens sometime, then.

2:22 pm  
Blogger Elorajade said...

Buncha lightweights! I have a 7 foot high snowbank outside my house. But then, I am in Canada. LOL!

5:37 am  
Blogger Mark Base said...

Growing up in Montreal, I remember tripping over the top of a stop sign once.

10:11 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So for once im glad that I'm not living in the south of Sweden. I heard about the snowing and we didn't get any of it here in Stockholm. I'm very happy over that fact :-))

Though it gives a prefect excuse for staying inside with other much more nice activities ;-)

9:14 pm  
Blogger Pumita said...

Thanx for signing my guest book! Love your snow pics, especially the last one even if winter is NOT my favourite season. Best, Johanna

8:26 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geeez, I can't handle snow like that. We get half an inch and it seizes up my homestate.

It's crazy

But then, we're all "weather wussies" anyway

3:33 pm  

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