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Throwback Thursday: plenty of snow

 

10 years ago, overnight we got a lot of snow. About half a meter in just a couple of hours. For years we didn’t get that much of snow. Since then, we got some snow, but not that much and not in that short amount of time. When I’m remembering correctly, there were even years without any snow. In a past post, I wrote a bit more about the environmental conditions for my region. You can find it here.

The landscape looks very nice when covered with (freshly fallen) snow, but on the streets, the snow is very dangerous. I makes the streets slippery, so you can fall down easily and the stopping distance of vehicles becomes much longer.

Take care!

 

abstract, photography, world

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #75 – Nostalgic

It’s time for Lens-Artists photo challenge. This week’s challenge is “Nostalgic” by Tina Schell.

We’re living in a modern world. Time rushes by and instead of creating things that remain, our stuff is made for quick obsolescence. Electronic gear without an option to repair or even replace a weak battery. Instead of writing on paper, we’re writing on computers and save our work in changing media formats. A few decades ago, there were changing clothes 2 times a year: summer and winter. In some regions special clothes for spring and fall were necessary. Nowadays it feels like fashion changes every month. This results in enormous hills of waste and increased usage of resources. The companies try to make more and more money regardless of the resources and the needs of the people.

Because of this, more and more people try to get off of this rush. Small villages in the countryside and special houses offer treatments to slow your life down to bring you mentally back to the ground.

Take care!