Nice photos by William Murphy

A few nice images I found on Flickr:

Dublin – The Big Snow Of 2010 (Temple Bar Area)
Snow Infomatique
Image by infomatique
This year I decided to visit Brussels for two weeks over the Christmas holiday and as I was planning to devote at least 6 full days to photographing the city I was very disappointed by the fact that I was housebound for much of the time due to snow.

When I tried to return to Dublin on Wednesday (Jan 6th) my flight was cancelled due to snow at Dublin airport and I did not arrive home in Dublin until 2AM on Friday (Jan. 8th).

I should mention that snow in Dublin comes very seldom and when it does, it usually remains for hours rather than days but on Wednesday, Dublin was paralyzed by a snowfall that forced buses off the road and caused the closure of a majority of the schools as road surfaces turned into sheets of ice.

Today is Saturday and snow is continuing to cause chaos and treacherous driving conditions on roads across the country.

Environment minister John Gormley said that Ireland was now in the grip of the longest cold spell since 1963. He said that in three weeks the nation had used up a year’s supply of road salt.

The official advice to people was to stay at home unless their journey was absolutely necessary.

Dublin – The Big Snow Of 2010 (Henrietta Street)
Snow Infomatique
Image by infomatique
This year I decided to visit Brussels for two weeks over the Christmas holiday and as I was planning to devote at least 6 full days to photographing the city I was very disappointed by the fact that I was housebound for much of the time due to snow.

When I tried to return to Dublin on Wednesday (Jan 6th) my flight was cancelled due to snow at Dublin airport and I did not arrive home in Dublin until 2AM on Friday (Jan. 8th).

I should mention that snow in Dublin comes very seldom and when it does, it usually remains for hours rather than days but on Wednesday, Dublin was paralyzed by a snowfall that forced buses off the road and caused the closure of a majority of the schools as road surfaces turned into sheets of ice.

Today is Saturday and snow is continuing to cause chaos and treacherous driving conditions on roads across the country.

Environment minister John Gormley said that Ireland was now in the grip of the longest cold spell since 1963. He said that in three weeks the nation had used up a year’s supply of road salt.

The official advice to people was to stay at home unless their journey was absolutely necessary.