I could not believe my eyes when I saw this photo on my friend Maja’s Facebook page. I could see the chunks of ice in the foreground and wondered where on earth this could be. Then I noticed it was in Maja’s album, “novosadski momenti” which translates as Novi Sad moments.
I looked again, closer this time and spotted the famous clock on the left hand side of the building and it dawned on me that this is a photo of the Petrovaradin Fortress on the frozen Dunav River (the Danube as it flows through Croatia, Serbia and Bulgaria).
It seems incredible to me that a large, flowing river such as the Dunav could freeze over.
If I was thankful before for the mild London winter, I am even more so now!
Click to see more Serbian snow carnage at Belgrade Streets: “Thoughts on Snow”.
Thanks to Maja for letting me use her photos!
On a side note, I have been experiencing a lot of problems commenting on Blogspot blogs this week. I spent the first couple of days of this week in bed sick and had nothing else to do but catch up on people’s blogs. But all of the comments I’ve been making have been disappearing off people’s blogs! If you’re on Blogspot, please could you check your spam folders to check if the comments have been moved there? Otherwise, I’ll just have to chalk it up to bad luck and hope it doesn’t happen again. (No, now is not the time for Team Wordpress comments!)