So we’ve had some snow. From the news coverage you might imagine that this represents a natural disaster on the scale of an earthquake or volcano. I know that they have had it worse in other parts of the country, but here in Gloucester all we have had is perhaps a couple of inches – although for the purposes of the news, 50mm sounds much more exciting.
The snow began on Friday and caused mild panic amongst the more nervously inclined at work and, it seems, set of the usual wave of panic buying as people stocked up with siege rations, stripping the supermarkets of bread and milk. For me, what the snow offers is an opportunity to get out and take some pictures.
My opportunity came on Saturday afternoon when I headed into Gloucester with my camera. As I expected, the centre itself did not provide much in the way of photo opportunities as almost all traces of snow had gone from the main gate streets. Around the Cathedral, however, things were much more pleasingly snowy.
I spent a couple of happy hours snapping away, until I lost all feeling in my shutter finger and began to fear the possibility of frostbite. As well as the cathedral I managed to take some snaps around St Mary de Lode, St Oswalds and the Docks.
It looks like the snow will be back next week, no doubt causing disruption, inconvenience and chaos, but for now I am happy just to enjoy its aesthetic qualities.