Snow Snow Snow
02 Jan 2005
It snowed in Shanghai all day on Dec. 31st of last year. I didn’t take any pictures, but I did add this cool new Flash banner for the main blog page (with help from Joel and Kirupa). It’s even interactive. Drag your mouse cursor over it. (And yes, I do derive joy from meaningless Flash accomplishments.)
I heard a Chinese person describe the snow we had as “heavy snow.” I may be from Florida, but even I had to scoff at that. Still, there was a decent layer of snow over everything, and the sidewalks were all iced over. I’ve seen quite a few people slip and fall on the ice in the past few days. The grounds crew of our apartment complex was trying to de-ice the walkways by beating the ice with shovels until it broke, and then sweeping it away with brooms. Primitive, but effective.
My camera is broken. If you want Shanghai snow pictures, there are plenty out there on: Shanghai Streets, Shanghai Diaries, Edward’s Photography Life, Make a Wish, Bingfeng Tea House, China Herald, and Wubi.org.