Today was the start of a new year of work. Most schools, such as ours, were to start special winter vacation English class fun with the kids...at work at 8:40, classes start 9:10.
When I stepped out this morning, sure it was snowing a lot. To the trained Hoosier eye, though, it's just another snowy day. It was hard to walk through the sidewalks...most people trudging single-file through paths made by other trudgers. The roads were no better. When I got on the subway, it was packed, but this was nothing new either. As you may recall, I played the role of sardine crushed in a tin can when I used to take the subway 40 minutes into Seoul. At school, right before classes were about to start, classes were cancelled. The end. Go home.
I recently bought a new "real" camera, the Canon EOS Xsi 450D. I was able to go around and test the thing out yesterday; I was overjoyed at the prospect of a full day out in the snow, snapping photos.
It continued to snow...and snow...and snow. Looking in the news, we had record snowfall; 25 centimeters (about 10 inches). To a Hoosier, this is a cakewalk. In Korea, the whole country shut down. The subway stayed busy all day, people were shoveling for hours, and all of us amateur photographers took the day off and ventured out. Three hours and pants soaked halfway up to my knees, shoes completely destroyed, I came home exhausted but satisfied.
Without further ado:
Snow day in Seoul! (And no school tomorrow either!)
Some other test shots from yesterday: