Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Snow field

this picture i took on sunday, it is very close to my work in charlestown. although you cannot see it here, on the right side, high above, is the tobin bridge...  ofcourse i took some pictures of  the bridge as well and maybe i will post one sooner or later... :) the light was sooo beautiful this day! it was just before sunset....
this morning when getting up, all paths were still snowfree... but by the time we left the apartment, there was quite a layer of snow! (and no, we did not take that long). it has been snowing the entire day, and snow removers have worked the entire day to keep the roads clear!! i think it now has stopped snowing, but tomorrow it is supposed to start again, bringing even more snow than today. everywhere around me, i only hear the words "snow, soooo much, blablabla inches, aarghhh". but i like it!!! :) defenitely its not only the dutch that can have endless conversations about the weather...
im only a little worried about the glassroof in my building; the lunch area is an open space, ground level, and you can look up all the way to the 8th (i believe) floor, and the roof is from glass: soo much snow is on it now! on the news there are all these stories about collapsing roofs due to the snow....
ah, maybe i should once take a pic inside my building....

11 comments:

Sylvia Neumann said...

Hey Catje, wat heb je eigenlijk voor kamera? Ik wil er ook een nieuwe maar ik weet er niet zo goed welke....

Upper Cesc said...

The match can start.

biebkriebels said...

Well you wanted snow, now you get it! But I like the pictures of it, so keep making photo's.

CaT said...

yes, im still enjoying the snow!! :)
but now there is some rain.... :( might get slippery.
i think the field hasnt been used in quite a while! :)

CaT said...

ah, sylvia, the camera is an olympus SLR but i dont know the specifications "by heart"... hahahahha, thats a phrase i didnt hear in a long time... :)

Shannon said...

Thanks for sharing the snow pictures, we haven't had much around here this year yet...just one time. I'll take some of yours gladly.
The way you often talk about Americans, I don't know whether to laugh or be offended ;-)
Be careful, stick around long enough and you'll find yourself doing the same things.

CaT said...

ooh! dont be offended! :)
these are just simple observations from an outsider and generalized.... however noteworthy when not familiar with the culture, i guess...
foreigners taught me that dutch always need to get their "agenda" out before they can make an appointment (also with friends), and it takes weeks of planning before you can see someone. it goes like this: "lets do something" "ah yes, let me have a look in my agenda.. what about next week thursday?" "ah, no, then i have volleybal, what about friday?" "sorry, then i always go to my parents". "the week after that?" "na....". "OK, lets do in 4 weeks" "OK, I write it down, great, see you then". often.. after 4 weeks they tell you theyve forgotten or something else came up. its like making a doctors appointment.
here we noticed something else: "lets do something" "ah yes, we should do that...." in other words; nothing will happen, its just politeness... only when there immediately is actual planning of the "doing something", then something will be done...

Tim said...

i think all people in all countries have their quirks. in this country, it's the decadency (eat in? WHAT? obesity? whats that?), the nationalism (god bless america! we are the greatest country in the world, you are so fortunate you moved here!), and the interesting social conventions (how are you is NOT a question, it just means hello). I am convinced that no matter where you live, you will find equally particular and sometimes annoying qualities in the people there. I do think America is one of the most beautiful countries i have been, and i fully enjoy living here..

Tim said...

And by the way, america is really not one country.. it's a bunch of states. and they differ greatly.. with some common traits of course..

Sylvia Neumann said...

hahahaha, hoe gaat it? is a real question? sorry, from a German perspective, that's the same thing...

very well phrased Tim...

CaT said...

:)
yes, i usually dont say "hoe gaat t"
i did learn a lot from foreigners that i wasnt really aware of myself. some things i thought; what are you complaining about? some things i thought: wow, they are right.
some things i thought: yup, they are right but i dont care and actually i like it!
i think its fun to see that even so its possible to travel the world and people move all the time etc, there are (still?) common things/behavior etc that you can attribute to a certain country...