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Title: Snow sweeper
Camera: Panasonic DMC-LX3
Capture date: 18/12/10
Image file type: RAW (16 bit)
Lens: 24-60mm Leica f2.0-8.0
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal length: 24mm
Shutter speed: 1/125s
Shooting mode: Aperture Priority
Exposure comp.: –
ISO: 400
White balance: Auto
Flash: No
Cropped?: No
RAW converter: -

Snow sweeping

As cold as it was in the UK, it was even colder in Budapest in the build up to Christmas.

In the Gresham Palace, the doormen would periodically sweep out the front of the hotel, fighting a losing battle with the elements. They did, for a time, manage to keep the paving as clear as possible, meaning most patrons and walkers accumulated very little snow on their person.

Off in the distance, a small army of brightly tabarded street workers did much the same to the bridge crossing the river. Nikki and I marvelled at the fact, that for most of the time, the walkways around central Budapest were clear and walkable, whereas in England, with the smallest snow fall, the pavements turn into a lethal skating rink.

Today's shot was taken looking out from the restaurant, where we had our (very expensive; courtesy of work) breakfast the first morning. You could see the whole world walk by, being gently covered in frozen rain.