Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Snow Day(s)

Milan is really having record snowfall this year. It started snowing again on Monday night. On Tuesday, it looked like this outside our building.

Some kids built this cute snowman out front. Reminded me of Long's masterpiece from our last Tahoe trip, only his was better of course!

It continued to snow all of yesterday and this morning there was quite a scene on all the roadways. We started out by car, but decided to turn back when we saw the traffic. We decided to walk instead. See how the right lanes going the other way are completely empty?

It was because there was a big trailer that got stuck trying to go over the highway overpass, causing traffic to come to a standstill. There were cars stuck going the other way too. Passersbys like us were asked to help push. Ok, S pushed while I held his bag. ;-)

Some colleagues on the bus from the city had to get off on the highway when the bus refused to go any farther. Imagine busloads of people walking along the highway! Here's a view of the Milanofiori office park where we work.

At lunch time, the snow flakes were still falling. We headed to our usual lunch place around the corner only to find they didn't have any. The regular food deliveries hadn't come in so all they had were some leftover paninis.

Actually it ain't even that much snow. I remember we used to measure snowfall by the feet in Chicago. But it hasn't snowed this much in Milan since the 80s, so it's turning things upside down here. I'm just hoping it stops soon. I don't think I'll be able to make it my Italian class tonight.


longkn said...

you tell them kiddos that they gots a 'long' ways to go before they can match the skills of this bombdiggity badass super snowman building master! but keep dreaming young ones...maybe one day you can be awesome too. jk. :)

leng said...

Haha! I need to dig up the picture of that super snowman somewhere...

Dario said...

hmmmm... those streets are familiar to me ! :-)

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