Lodz is not known as one of the prettiest cities in Poland, in fact the opposite: it’s known as a gray and ugly city. Those characters come even more alive during winter when the sun gets elusive. I had felt gloomy during my last three winters here, but this year there was more snowfall than I had ever seen in Poland and the thick, white snow has added some beauty to this unique city.
It started with this during late autumn last year:
Slowly into the year, there was more snow:
I’ve become used to cleaning the snow off my car and driving on slippery roads.
We’ve been planning to go snow sledding sometime this winter.
I come from a country full of all kinds of mountains but the city I am from (Kathmandu) doesn’t get snow at all. Snow isn’t something that I grew up with so I still find it very pretty and unique after all these years in Europe. I’ve discovered just this year that I like winter more than I thought, if there’s some good snow.
I’ve finally learned to dress properly after living in colder parts of Europe for more than five years. I now totally understand the common saying that there’s no bad weather, just bad clothes.
I’ve discovered how much I love the festive atmosphere around winter, and hot mulled wine/beer even though I didn’t grow up knowing such culture.
And more than anything, I love the light at night, the bright, natural light emitted by snow.
Happy winter to those of you who live in Northern Hemisphere! 🙂