Well it has already snowed once in Nice this season, but this time it came not like Jesus (aka a thief in the night), but right in the middle of the day - AND it had the courtesy to do it while I was equipped with my new camera Santy Claus brought me! Yay! Now I know there are people out there in the world at the moment who have been almost literally up to their eyeballs with snow, and they might not get the excitement, but I'm from a place where it doesn't snow, and, while I've seen it before, I still think it's pretty damn cool. And it's got to get a little extra caché for snowing in the fricking French Riviera, non?
So I rushed (as fast as the sloooow bus with a sticking back door would take me) down to the beach, because I was hoping to get some cool pics of snow on it, but noooo it didn't settle anywhere down in the town. Up in C-mizzle where I live, however, we got a semi-impressive haul that lasted until Saturday or maybe even yesterday.
Below the snow pictures are some more pictures of Nice that I've been meaning to get around to posting, mix of snaps from when my family were here and ones I've taken out and about in the town. I still couldn't get the pics from Paris to load (there are ones from Chenonceau below if you scroll down though...) In honour of Mardi Gras tomorrow I'll probably post my photos from Carnaval on Saturday night - so much fun!
The snow starts falling on the neighbours' garden
It's snowing at the beach! (Trust me, it is)
At the beach again
Snowflakes on me! Face removed due to the fact that I looked about 12 years old. It is beginning to seem like a good thing that one of the receptionists at school constantly tries to send me around the back (student) entrance though! I may have made that comment before... once you get to my advanced age you start treasuring these moments, ha!
Snowy tree on Allée Miles Davis in my park
Form 2 science taught me something - my uber-scientific snow gauge on my balcony hit over 8 cms before it started to melt (and yep, my bank gave me a ruler, score!)
Snow in 'my' park
Snow-covered palm tree
The next day - bright and sunny and still snowy!
The waterfall on the Colline du Chateau
Roman arena at Cimiez
The Roman ruins in Cimiez
The Palais de Justice in Old Town
Narrow streets in Old Nice
Cathedral in Nice
This is too dark to see really, but I had to take a pic of my neighbour-across-the-way's living (?) room, as for some reason they have a purple light (permanently, not just for 'disco night'). And they sit in there with the shades up all night watching TV (I can't see them, but I can see the light of the TV) WITH the purple light still on - isn't that annoying?
Meh and Peh on the hill with the Baie des Anges in the background
Me & my bro on a night out in Nice
Mum & me in Roman mode up at the ruins in Cimiez
Me & Mum on the Colline du Chateau
At the Cours Saleya Flower Market
My 'rents on the Promenade des Anglais with the Colline du Chateau in the background
Looking down on Old Town from the hill
The Baie des Anges from the hill - my parents were unfortunately here during a run of drizzly, overcast weather, but I suppose it is winter after all!
The cemetery up on the castle hill
Video of the snow falling! Nice big juicy flakes as well. Btw, that "la la la" isn't me, I couldn't figure out where it came from and I finally remembered I was watching Project Runway on my laptop at the time, ha. Still, not a bad soundtrack!
Snow at the beach - and what are actually some pretty angry waves by Nice standards! Possibly of interest to my brother...