Saturday, 14 April 2012

Amazing Pictures of Frozen Europe

Rock solid: The surface of the Black Sea is seen covered with ice at the port of Yevpatoria in the Ukraine earlier this month.

Big freeze: Walkers brave it across the snow near Isaba in northern Spain today as temperatures plunged to nearly -40C in some parts of Europe.

Iced over: People enjoy a cold winter day on the frozen Lake Pfaeffikersee, near the village of Pfaeffikon, some 12.5 miles east of Zurich in Switzerland.

Not going anywhere: Boats lie trapped in the ice on Lake Neuchatel at the port of Grandson, Switzerland, as onlookers watch in awe at the scale of the big freeze.

Braving the elements: Ice fishers angle on the frozen Sulejowski Reservoir in Bronislawow, central Poland, as freezing temperatures leaves thousands stranded without power in the Balkans.

A rare piece of greenery: An olive tree on the outskirts of Rome as heavy snow caused chaos across the country.

Spray play: A boy throws a block of ice into a frozen fountain in Milan, Italy, as a cold front continues to affect the country.

Up against it: A man pushes his bicycle on a snow-covered road during heavy blizzards near Cotorca village, 70 km northeast of Bucharest.

Frozen in: Houses covered in snow in the village of Restelica, Kosovo, where at least nine people died and one is missing after being struck by an avalanche.

Wind in their sails: Skaters and an ice surfer enjoy the frozen Zalew Zegrzynski lake near Warsaw, Poland, as low temperatures holds the country in its grip.

No-flow area: The castle and the old bridge are seen over the frozen river Neckar in Heidelberg, southwestern Germany, today as the Siberian chill tightens its grip.

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