Saturday, February 04, 2012

Snow in Rome


This was taken in Rome Saturday morning at the Parco della Caffarella by Chris Altieri, denizen. Biggest snowstorm in 20 years. A friend of mine texted me just now to say he couldn't come over because he got "snowed in" in the City last night.

It's bright and sunny here today though. Not much sign of the last 24 hours of storms.

It's cold though. My radiators have been going full blast 24 hours a day for three days, and it's still not what you would call "warm" in here.

The pope's back garden.

Romans love snow as much as I did when I was a kid in sunny, non-wintery Victoria. What I want to know is how come Roman kids own snow pants?

He looks a little surprised.

Sliding (very few sleds) at the Circus Maximus.

Someone has one though.

"For Rent"

The sun's out again in Rome and it's so bright with light reflected off the white stuff that it's blazed out the webcam.

Photo hat-tips to C. Altieri, D. Kerr and others via Facebook



BillyHW said...

Was wondering the exact same thing about the snowpants.

Nate said...

The Italians are scrambling to stock up on meat. Buses backed up for an hour. Italians taking pictures of the Pantheon alongside the tourists....pretty crazy. Good thing SS. Trinita is close by.

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

I heard the Romans spent the day taking pictures, and the Chinese tourists went nuts having snowball fights. A weird day.

Teresa B. said...

That's more snow than we have here in Orangeville! And this is supposed to be the snowbelt! We can't even make a snowman! And it's crazy mild here +1! Wearing running shoes outside in early February.

Lucia Simpson Shen said...

I suppose the kids with snowpants get taken skiing. Thank you for beautiful pictures of Rome in the snow!

Please, of your charity, say a prayer for the Church here in the USA.

Best wishes for a healthy, happy and artistic 2012.

Lucia Simpson Shen

Sylvia said...

Yes, I was thinking the same: it must be the rich, skiing children who have the snowpants.

Sylvia said...

I saw this great photo on Facebook of Missionaries of Charity throwing snowballs! :)

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

Sylvia (is it Sylvia?)

can you share that photo with us?

Sylvia said...

Yup! It is here: MC's charitably fight with snow

Anonymous said...

Is His Holiness in Rome now. I hope he got to go out in it. Maybe he got to through a snowball at the Secretary of State.

Vickie (Jealous in snow-less DC)