Saturday, February 12, 2011

Snowtopia

Let's begin with the fact Sokcho is still digging out of an epic snow storm.
This is what it looked like when I left school.

At this point nobody wasn't expecting what was to come.
 By the time I got downtown another 3-4 inches had fallen.

It was so cold they froze in place - kidding.
 The next day hundreds of men from the town paraded down the street together with matching shovels, digging out those who couldn't dig themselves out.  Some of the men were so old they used the shovels as canes when they moved from one area to the next.  That didn't stop them from getting down to the business of laughing, joking and getting the work done.  A few hours later hundred's of young military men showed up to help as well.  By the end of the day they had cleared most of the city sidewalks, driveways and parking lots by hand.  It was impressive.

This line of men I passed in the AM went on for at least 4 blocks.
The snow didn't stop people from going about their day.  
Even the scooter delivery folks stuck to their guns and got their work done.  
It was impressive to watch.

video
It was one of the most beautiful weekends I've had in ages.  The city sparkled both visually and culturally under the weight of the lovely white snow.  I'm feel very luck to have been in Sokcho during Snowtopia.
Love the umbrellas in the snow.

No comments: