La città sparita

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    Al risveglio non potevo credere ai miei occhi, tutto era bianco, la città era sparita. Sparita
    sotto una fitta e soffice coperta, di un bianco candido (lavato con perlana).
    Il silenzio della neve avvolgeva tutto: colline, strade, sagome di macchine
    Non vedevo l'ora di scendere in strada. Già..:).. messi i doposci (norvegesi ;)!), il paesaggio, incredibile-straordinario-bellissimo paesaggio, non fu l'unico ad impressionarmi, anche il clima era meravigliosamente surreale e bizzarro.
    Nessun rumore di motore e poche persone per strada, sorprese, affascinate, vogliose di esternare le emozioni; condivise in un sorriso con i passanti, con chi magari avanzava anch'egli goffamente sulle strade innevate, meravigliosamente deserte, silenti....neve che sentivi nettamente scricchiolare sotto le suole interrotta dal niente, passi che potevi udire...passi che potevi vedere..
    Persone per strada, e l'unico mezzo era..lo spazzaneve (!), un alieno da queste parti. Nessun collegamento per raggiungere il centro per tutta la mattinata, un solo fornaio aperto preso d'assalto, gente che tornava con l'oro nelle buste di plastica...pane, che va via come il pane. :). Ricordo la signora dietro di me a guardare il poco rimasto chiedeva: che ve li prendete tutti quei panini? Me ne lasciate due? ..:)..

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    I woke up and I couldn't believe to my eyes, all was white, the city was disappeared. Disappeared under a tick and soft blanket, of a candid white. The silence of snow wrapped all: hills, roads, shapes of parked cars… me.
    I feel the urge to go down street. Yep,.:). in putting snowboots on, not only the charming-wonderful-beautiful landscape impress me, also the atmosphere was wonderfully surrealistic and bizzarre.
    No sound of motors and few persons on the road, surprised, fascinated, willing to express emotions, shared with a smile to the strangers, to whom, maybe, that present too (not me I had snowboot yey!), an uncertain step on the snowy roads :), so silent; snow that you clearly felt creak under the shoes, interrupted by nothing, steps that you could hear... steps that you could see.
    Persons on the road, the only car was.. the snowplow (!), an alien by us.
    No connection to the city center for all the morning, only a backery open, "take by storm", people who returned with gold in the plastic bags… bread, that goes away like the bread. ;).
    I remember a mrs. behind me, watching the little remained, asking me: Will you take all the sandwiches away? Can you left me two of them? …:)
    .... (it continues)....

    ΞSSΞ®®Ξ, october blue, and 4 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. october blue 38 months ago | reply

      Wow....what a nice 'snow 'experience ....I am smiling to think of you walking in your snow boots ...feeling the magic and wonder of Roma buried under a white winter blanket ! Your writing is Beautiful ....yes, the silence is so amazing when you wake up in the morning and find the world has turned all white ...and go outside birds singing ....only 'pure white silence' . Very fine photo as well ....captured the special feeling very well . Have a nice day ....ciao :-)

    2. GerardPhoto 38 months ago | reply

      yes, isn't it magic that snow deck... and peaceful.. wonderful capture and atmosphere!

    3. marco marescotti 38 months ago | reply

      Un bel risveglio! A me piace molto la neve!

    4. skubmic 38 months ago | reply

      A nice story in this magical "snowland". It was exciting for you, I am sure. The best thing is: Many "motorised people" causing silence :-)

    5. Nick Boren Photography 38 months ago | reply

      Very nice dear MariaAnna.... you got some snow... :-) and thanks so much for sharing your winter images with us .... Hugs and Smiles..

    6. Super G 38 months ago | reply

      I think it's time to get the sleds out!

    7. toddhicklin [deleted] 38 months ago | reply

      Wonderful photograph

    8. lostinagoodway [deleted] 38 months ago | reply

      I <3 solitute

    9. B M KANOJA 38 months ago | reply


      Via Today's Explore at #447 on Fluidr

    10. Tilak Haria 38 months ago | reply

      Congrats for being on EXPLORE.

      [ via flickriver explore  --Tilak Haria ]

    11. Sprengben [why not get a friend] 38 months ago | reply

      I am glad I have seen your beautiful shot! It really deserves Explore.
      Have a blessed Wednesday.

    12. dreamer@desh 38 months ago | reply

      what a picture!

    13. GerardPhoto 38 months ago | reply

      Beautiful picture and story. Yes.. snow.. isn't it magic?
      Have a wonderful day :)

    14. amnaregawi [deleted] 38 months ago | reply

      Stupenda immagine! Ciao.

    15. mel . li 38 months ago | reply

      fantastica !!!!
      un saludo y buena semana!!!!!!!!
      un regalito:

    16. neil1877 38 months ago | reply

      It must have been very strange for you--the crazy thing is we have had no snow in Edinburgh this year but lots last year--so your turn!

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