Snowbound, modern style (1)

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Pepe Triton on February 6, 2008

Québec has an undeniable european air... Thanks for showing it Marylin. Greetings from Spain.

EVA_L on February 6, 2008

Wonderful, Marylin! And how to come into the house? Best wishes. Eva

Wil en Ed on February 6, 2008

If there was so much snow in front of my door, I would not even think to go out! Funny shot!

Gr, Ed.

Marilyn Whiteley on February 6, 2008

Thank you for stopping by (though not coming in this door!), Pepe, Eva, and Ed. This was one of the doors to the courtyard of our hotel in Quebec, and I thought the snow had drifted in a rather artistic way! I also hoped to amuse those who don't have the "privilege" of seeing this much snow. Cheers, Marilyn

Pepe Triton on February 6, 2008


andrea zanella on February 7, 2008

Davvero simpatica! ciao from Italy


Marilyn Whiteley on February 7, 2008

Thank you, Andrea and Don. I'm glad you saw what I saw.


Marilyn Whiteley on February 7, 2008

Just call me a copy-cat, Paul!

Actually I've just realized what some of my photos and yours are doing. We're showing some of the more practical aspects of living with snow, and I think that's quite fun as well as interesting. Yes, we can show the beauty, too, but there are many shots that do that, quite spectacularly--in Norway and Switzerland, for instance. That's different from concentrating on the work of the plow or drifted doorways. Those aren't picture-book fantasies. They're real life!

Greetings from southern Ontario, where a long period of snowfall has finally given way to hesitant sunshine.


Nawitka on February 7, 2008

I think Quebec city gets the most snow of any big city in Canada. A very artistic drift indeed -- but I bet they did not declare a "snow day" for this little inconvenience!

Ryan Calhoun on February 7, 2008

I love the geometry of this picture, and the muted color of the bricks. The way the irregular corners of the wall and the door intersect the snow, it's like a giant knife has been dropped into a smooth snowbank and cut it just here.


nuh sarche on February 7, 2008

really a wonderful metapher..... :)

greetings from ⓜⓞⓝⓘⓚⓐ ♥ or ⓜⓞⓝⓘⓚⓐ ♣

©junebug on February 7, 2008

Great shot, Marilyn! It's incredible how much snow you have!! Can't you send us just a little bit? :) Greetings, Anne

Marilyn Whiteley on February 7, 2008

Thank you, Nawitka, Ryan, Monika, and Anne.

Nawitka, I was on a tour of Quebec City during the first hours of the storm, as snow fell on the already significant accumulation. Some women from Virginia were amazed at how things kept going! (But that night the decision-makers did postpone the opening ceremonies of Carnaval.)

Anne, I'm sure lots of us would be willing to share, if only we could! They said at the beginning of the season that we were going to have a real winter, and this time the predictions seem accurate! I'm afraid that, by posting these pictures, I'm perpetuating the stereotype of Canada as the Frozen North. That's definitely not the whole story, but it is the story at the moment.

Greetings, Marilyn

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Photo taken in Vieux-Québec-Cap-Blanc-colline Parlementaire, Quebec City, QC, Canada

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