Yesterday was a rare day indeed – a day of snow.
A few flakes had the courtesy to drift this far south and excite the kids with a promise of a white city, like the ones we see on Christmas movies. Alas, the promise was never realised. My children have yet to make snowmen or throw snowballs at each other, so rare is snow in Athens.
On the rare occasions this happens, you’ll find me out with a camera, trying to snap pictures that are rarely ever seen, such as this one, taken in 2008, just before the night’s snowfall melted.
Between January and March, snow is always a possibility, but rarely a fact, especially the further south you get. If you happen to find yourself on the Acropolis or the islands on a snowy day, consider yourself lucky to see what few people have ever seen.
Update: for a photo of what it was really like yesterday, see my next post.