More snow in Amsterdam

It’s been snowing on and off in Amsterdam for the past few days. The temperature has been above 0ºC for the most part so the snow hasn’t really settled down. Near our house are two parallel bridges. One of them is a rail bridge while the other carries vehicular traffic. There is a huge gap between the two and you can see snowflakes fall through the gap. On a still day like today, they seem to fall in slow motion but when a train passes by their motion becomes confused and hurried. I’ve stood here watching the snow many times and felt completely mesmerised. On such occasions, Èric Satie’s first Gymnopédie plays in my head.

Today I put it all together in a video (turn up the volume a little or plug in the headphones):

February 9, 2013