Every December for the last few years, there’s been a big snowstorm in Montreal. And each time it snows here there’s a jump in my site stats as everybody searches for “montreal snowstorm” and find this photo album I published after the one in 2005. Every time I feel a little guilty that they’re getting old photos of the wrong storm. They aren’t even very good photos.
This year’s storm was particularly good, though, so I’ve taken some new ones. My favourite part has been that the city is being really slow about removing all the snow. It may not be convenient for cars to have to dig parking spaces for themselves, or to have two lanes reduced to one because of some dominating snow banks, but it sure is nice to look at! And fun to climb through! Though I think the official count was somewhere between 30 and 40 centimetres in the main storm, it’s been snowing on and off for a couple weeks in addition to that, and a combination of plows and wind have made some of the snow banks taller than I am. I love it.
Despite my promises of new snow photos just two paragraphs ago, I’m technically supposed to be studying for an exam and writing an astrophysics paper, so that album will have to be added to the waiting list with the rest from 2007. In the meantime, here’s my favourite picture of the bunch, taken in front of McGill’s music building: Queen Victoria’s New Dress.