Monday, July 09, 2007

Nieve en Buenos Aires - 9 de Julio de 2007

Wow... since about 4:00 PM local time, it's SNOWING -albeit intermitently- down here in Buenos Aires.
More precisely in Almagro, as I can only speak about the view from my Windows... :)

How rare is this...? VERY rare. It "never snows" in Buenos Aires. According to what I found in the Net, the last recorded snow was June 22, 1918!!

The day started chilling cold, and it was only a handful of foreign tourists and myself at the Plaza de Mayo and surrounding areas...

And by later aftenoon, first a timid then full snowfall decorated the tops of the highest buildings

By night, even the international media started paying waking up to the newsworthyness of this ocurrence:

First major snow in Buenos Aires since 1918

No comments: