Open Water

During January I was enjoying relatively balmy weather in Libya when I heard on a Polish satellite television channel that the Vistula was frozen.  As recent Polish winters have been relatively mild, I was looking forward to seeing the frozen river on my return home to Warsaw at the end of the month.  The River Vistula, which has a length of more than 1,000km, is 250 to 300 metres wide as it passes through Warsaw where it is constrained by embankments.  To see it frozen solid is impressive, but by the time I took a walk by the river on 31 January the temperatures had risen slightly and there was an open lane of faster flowing water about 15 m wide.  With a ‘point and shoot’ digital camera to hand, I took a few shots of the scenes on and around the river.

Photo Gallery

Frozen Vistula
Frozen Vistula
Open Lane in the ice
Open Lane in the ice
Ice Fishing
Ice Fishing
The Old Town viewed from Praga
The Old Town viewed from Praga
Ducks enjoy the open water
Ducks enjoy the open water

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2 Responses to Open Water

  1. Lindsay says:

    Pretty impressive!!

  2. Vanessa says:

    and I thought it was cold here!!