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Frozen Cars in Geneva

Frozen Car in Geneva

It's been very cold for over a week now. I've gotten so used to -10 C that -5 C feels warm. Several layers of clothing always protect me from the icy cold outside and sometimes even inside, since some heating systems seem to have a hard time coping with the cold. This is especially important if you're outside doing winter sports like sledding or skiing. So far, I've been successful and all my body parts still function properly - no frozen ears or nose on my part.

Frozen Cars on the Shore of Lake Geneva

Some cars have been less lucky. Or should I say, some car owners have been less lucky. It's quite normal for some icicles to form on cars during the night and that rarely affects your car ride. 

However, during these last few icy days, some car owners in Geneva were unlucky (or to put it a bit more bluntly: stupid enough) to park their cars at the windy waterfront of Lake Geneva. Sure enough, they were covered with ice the next morning. The wind, water and cold turned them into amazing ice sculptures! I am sure those car owners are waiting for warmer weather even more eagerly than we all do.

The ice sculpture cars actually turned into a tourist attraction and many people from Geneva paid them a visit to take a picture. I mean, I would probably do the same if I was living closer to Geneva. Check out this video of the frozen cars!



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