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Astonishing ice pictures from Chicago

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OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 24-Jan-13 18:45:17

See what happens when you mix water and very cold temperatures:
bbc pictures

Reminds me rather of 'the day after tomorrow'!

Slubberdegullion Thu 24-Jan-13 18:54:33

wow. very very cool

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 24-Jan-13 19:05:13

The one with the two trucks is going to be my new desktop background. Hollywood couldn't have done it better! How though are they ever going to get those trucks home again?

Slubberdegullion Thu 24-Jan-13 19:08:04

They are going to have a long wait. it's that or lots of hair dryers.

Slubberdegullion Thu 24-Jan-13 19:09:16

I like no 2 with the fireman with obligatory tache. What on earth is that behind the barrels on the L?

silverfrog Thu 24-Jan-13 19:12:21

not nearly as spectacular, but there is a fallen tree on my route to school each day which is similarly ice encrusted. at the beginning of term the ground all around it, at the edge of a very busy road, was flooded. as the traffic passed each day it was sprayed continuously, and then as the temperatures dropped, it froze, bit by bit.

I wish I had taken a picture of it (although nigh on impossible, as nowhere safe to stop - is an A road) when it was all sparkly and white - it's now a very unattractive (yet still impressive) grey.

FaceLikeAPickledOnion Thu 24-Jan-13 19:43:57

Wow, thanks for posting. Those pics are mesmerising!

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 24-Jan-13 20:10:48

That's cool silverfrog smile

It's really hard to tell slubber! We might find out in the spring grin

mankyscotslass Thu 24-Jan-13 20:22:33

those pics are incredible. thanks for posting them.

mumat39 Thu 24-Jan-13 21:54:49

Wow! Brilliant pictures !!!

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