What is created in Switzerland during the winter? How about… frozen cars [Amazing Photo of the Day]

I remember a winter when we used to live in New York City. That winter New York was hit by a huge snowstorm, one that dumped so much snow that cars were literally buried in the stuff. Not only did I lose the car keys in the snow, that snowstorm was a pretty bad storm even by New York standards. By Romanian Switzerland standards, however, it could be considered a joke.

Update: Turns out this is a photo of Lake Geneva, Switzerland not of a place in Romania. Sorry for the confusion everybody! Thanks Miki for notifying me of my mistake.

The following is a photograph of the 2011/2012 2004/2005 winter season in a seaside Romanian city Lake Geneva, Switzerland. As you can see, everything is literally frozen:

…And here I thought we have it bad in the States. Note to self: never visit Romania Switzerland in the winter.

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  • Ashraf

    @Eric: HAHAHA! Talk about being optimistic.
    @Dan: I’d hope a holiday was declared for at least a day so people didn’t have to go to work.
    @jayesstee: Glad you like this new section! Keep on reading, or rather viewing.
    @Philippe: Really, is that why everything is frozen. Interesting, I didn’t know that.
    @redmaledeer: What use is the road when cars are frozen? :-P
    @miki: Does it happen often? I mean twice in less than a decade seems to be more than a coincidence.
    And I’d love to get pictures from you (and anyone else) — send them over at admin [at] dottech [dot] org. I can’t promise I’ll post them all but I’d sure love to have a look.

  • miki

    @Ashraf: @Ashraf: I haven’t took this photograph, but I took a photograph ofvthe smae car and the trees. All the threes in lake Geneva region are trimed in ths way. This phenomenon of watter beeing spread on the trees and, benches and cars happened this winter 2011/2012 as well. It happend also 5-6 years ago so I can not say when was this photo taken last or the winter 5-6 years ago but it ti 100% geneva region. let me know if you want more photos from last winter with similar scenery :)

  • redmaledeer

    Well. the road is clearly navigable. Here in Northeastern USA we’d sometimes be grateful for that, never mind how much snow and ice is on the car.

  • Philippe

    Yes, It’s Switzerland, near Geneva, about 2 or 3 years ago. The wind pushed the water out of the lake and it frozen every thing. I suppose the person who posted it wanted to say ROMANDIE (french part of Switzerland)

  • jayesstee

    I’m suprised that no Canadian dotTechie has offered to match that. I know from experience, that they do have some ‘interesting’ winters.

    Splendid picture. Keep up the good work finding these unusual/interesting/downright beautiful pictures.

  • Dan

    Imagine having to go at that lot with a kettle of water and a scraper at the start of your day!

  • Eric

    Well at least they don’t have to worry about their cars being burglarized.

  • Ashraf

    @Eric: LMAO! Yeah, well, screw it I’m not going back to change the image title or name. And I was originally planning on “Lions out jogging” but changed my mind. xD

  • Eric

    But you still haven’t updated the picture title from frozen_cars_in_romania. Speaking of picture titles, I still have not spotted a “jogging” lion in yesterday’s amazing photo. Ha Ha.

  • Ashraf

    @miki: Are you sure Miki? The Facebook page I sourced says its in Romania. Are you the one who took the photograph?

    EDIT: Okay, I have fixed the article. Sorry about that.

  • miki

    Hi there,
    this photo is from Lake Geneva, Switzerland, taken last winter. several towns on the shore of Lake Geneva were sceens of a winter wondeland. frozen cars, trees, boats…If you want I can send you some more photos. Anyhow, would be nice to correct your article.
    Best regards,