Swept by the ‘bise‘ (as they call it in the Region), the cold wind blowing from North or North-East, frozen Geneva looks somehow surreal.Geneva Frozen PierThe cold wind strongly whips the surface of the lake and the splash of the waves freezes, transforming all surrounding objects in ice sculptures.Frozen GenevaThe freezing splashes look like small crystals in the light.SplashSadly, a sailing boat, covered with ice, is getting sucked into the lake…Frozen Boat… Until it finally sinks in the cold water of Lake Geneva.Frozen Boat SinkingDespite the wind and the terrible cold, the sunset on the lakeside is beautiful. Once again, nature revealed itself in all its power and beauty.Frozen SunsetAll photos were taken by my best friend Stefano, who lives in Geneva and braved the wind and the cold of the city lashed by the freezing ‘bise’. 7 Responses Dennis Kopp January 31, 2014 Simon, those are truly great photos of an unreal looking world. Especially the second one with the ice sculptures and the frozen sinking boat look so beautiful in the light, that I am really glad Stefano couldn’t be discouraged by the cold and the wind to bring us these wonderful impressions… Dennis Kopp recently posted..Long Travel Day to Bali and Lombok Reply Simon Falvo February 3, 2014 You’re right, Dennis, Stefano’s photos are beautiful and I’m fortunate to have such a brave friends who was ready to beat the cold and allowed me to published these beautiful and rather uncommon images. Reply Someday I'll Be There - Mina March 22, 2012 Amazing photos! Someday I’ll Be There – Mina recently posted..Don’t rush, you’ll get there. Reply Kae Lani | A Travel Broad February 27, 2012 Winter travel is quite beautiful, but it takes a lot of determination because the cold can be almost too much to bare! But when you do brave the elements, you see wonders like this that few visitors get to experience. Reply Nomadic Samuel February 27, 2012 What an amazing photo essay – especially the last shot Nomadic Samuel recently posted..Man Smiling | Characters of Egypt Festival | Travel Photo Reply Planet EU February 27, 2012 Wow, really great photos! Absolutely wonderful! Thank you for sharing these with us. Planet EU recently posted..Visit Swiss Alps Reply Angela February 16, 2012 Wow, after seeing these pictures the chill ran down my spine! Beautiful shots! Angela recently posted..A trip, a photo – Would you RANT a motorbike? Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.Name* Email* WebsiteComment Powered by sweet Captcha Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.