In pictures: an Amazing Snow Day at Lahijan Lake

Madi Jahangir* – As soon as I arrived at the lake, I found myself in a snowball battlefield in which I only managed to save my camera. I wished so much that I could join the group and shoot them back with snowballs but I rather shoot them with photographs. As I heard the various accents of Gilaki language, I realised there were residents of Lahijan and tourists among them too, who had come from cities nearby. Young and old were out and playing with the first snow of this winter in my hometown, Lahijan.

Snow play_Madi Jahangir

Snowballs fight in Lahijan / Photo Credit: Madi Jahangir

The blanket of snow that Lahijan awoke to last week, is not really an unusual scene in winters here. The snow season often starts from December to February, except this year that the city didn’t witness generous amount of snowfalls. December brought a very mild spring-like weather that people in Lahijan had almost lost any hope of a good old white winter.

However, in case you haven’t heard, first snow of this winter finally hit northern Iran last week and every city was covered by snow. Areas in Mazandaran and Gilan province were heavily affected, bringing the memories of back then in 2005, when the cities were shut down by snow storm. Though this year’s snow in Lahijan brought more joy than trouble. Thanks to whoever responsible, we experienced no cut in electricity, water, gas or blocked roads.

Trees and street under snow in Lahijan / Photo Credit: Madi Jahangir

Trees and street under snow in Lahijan / Photo Credit: Madi Jahangir

For that matter, I could totally relate to the happiness that the snow brought into the city as just the sight of the white stuff on the roofs, streets and on the mountains which embrace my hometown dearly, was enough to thrill those of all ages.

Here more snow day pictures:

The bridge and snow flakes at Lahijan lake / Photo Credit: Madi Jahangir

The bridge and snow flakes at Lahijan lake / Photo Credit: Madi Jahangir

At Lahijan lake / Photo Credit: Madi Jahangir

At Lahijan lake / Photo Credit: Madi Jahangir

Walking under snow in Lahijan / Photo Credit: Madi Jahangir

Walking under snow in Lahijan / Photo Credit: Madi Jahangir

The sidewalks / Photo Credit: Madi Jahangir

The sidewalks / Photo Credit: Madi Jahangir

The doorstep / Photo Credit: Madi Jahangir

The doorstep / Photo Credit: Madi Jahangir

The lamps and the mountain behind / Photo Credit: Madi Jahangir

The lamps and the mountain behind / Photo Credit: Madi Jahangir

Woman and umbrella / Photo Credit: Madi Jahangir

Woman and umbrella / Photo Credit: Madi Jahangir

Early hours at night at Lahijan lake / Photo Credit: Madi Jahangir

Early hours at night at Lahijan lake / Photo Credit: Madi Jahangir

The raw of lamps in Lahijan / Photo Credit: Madi Jahangir

The raw of lamps in Lahijan / Photo Credit: Madi Jahangir

Fresh flowers as new fallen snow / Photo Credit: Madi Jahangir

Flowers as fresh as fallen snow / Photo Credit: Madi Jahangir

* Madi Jahangir is editor at DreamOfIran.com. You can find us on twitter @DreamOfIran and Facebook Dream Of Iran.

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