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I Woke Up After A Night Of Freezing Rain To Find The Whole City Of Bucharest, Romania, Frozen And Damaged
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I Woke Up After A Night Of Freezing Rain To Find The Whole City Of Bucharest, Romania, Frozen And Damaged

After a night of freezing rain, I woke up on a crazy and frosty Saturday with the whole city frozen and damaged.

This is a very unusual weather event here so it was really a challenge to walk on the streets without ice skates and hoping that no branch will fall on you.

Many cars were unlucky as they were damaged by branches or even the whole trees that fell on them.

The roads were also full of trees, branches, and ice, and some of the power cables broke under heavy ice which left many trams unable to function.

At night the view was kind of apocalyptic but also interesting; like an icy, end of the world movie. So I took a walk through my neighborhood looking for some nice shots.

More info: andreirauta.ro | Instagram

Branches on the road

Branches on the sidewalk

Frozen motorcycle

Even more branches

Damaged car

Park

Walkside

School

Park

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Sivi
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3 years ago

Its really pretty but at the same time its like something you might find in a horror movie.

Community Member
3 years ago

That's what i thought too:)), you should have heard the noise of the branches in the wind.

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frank0ys
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3 years ago

...If you walk a little further, you will find Narnia.

Night Owl
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

Beautiful pictures. Perfect setting for an disaster, apocalypse and/or horror movie. I'm freezing just by looking at the photos. Stay safe and warm out there

Community Member
3 years ago

Thanks. All good here now :)

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Devin Robinson
Community Member
3 years ago

These pictures are absolutely stunning, and I hope you are safe and dry

Community Member
3 years ago

All good, thanks :)

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Irina Stanciu
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful pictures!

Community Member
3 years ago

Thank you :)

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Carol Emory
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

We had this happen a few years back. Came out to my car to find a shell of ice all around the front end of it because of the continuous frozen spray coming from the wind. It was thick enough for us to pull the shell off the front and set it on the lawn as a single piece. It sat there for 3 days before the weather warmed up and melted it. The scariest thing was that same thick ice was on the branches of the trees. Branches that snapped off and fell some 30-40 feet to the ground. My husband worked in a building surrounded by these trees. I made him work for home for those 3 days.

varwenea
Community Member
3 years ago

Pretty and haunting. Better if you don't can look without go outside. Very slippery, dangerous for driving and walking.

Diver Driver
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

I went through an ice storm in Tennessee and the sounds were terrifying as well as the arcing of the transformers and power lines just surreal and yes these photos really do bring back those sights and sounds. Well Done.

Ben Steinberg
Community Member
3 years ago

Ahhhhh! It's beautiful but I'm freezing cold just looking at it!

John L
Community Member
3 years ago

Welcome to the upcoming Grand Solar Minimum. Many in the know say it will be as bad as the Maunder Minimum. This is but a preview of things yet to come. If you don't know what a GSM is, look it up.

Jason
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3 years ago

Ever heard of Canada?

Billy 42
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3 years ago

shit happens, but this is not for Bored Panda

ChiveChilly
Community Member
3 years ago

Fairytale land of horrors.

tuzdayschild
Community Member
3 years ago

This happened once where I live. It is unimaginably beautiful. But it's also very dangerous. Everything, including the streets are coated with sheets of ice. Some of the tree limbs are so heavy that they break off, sometimes hitting cars, people or roofs of houses. Visually magical though.

bibina180
Community Member
3 years ago

Elsa got drunk. Never let her go this way again.

Reilly Beryll
Community Member
3 years ago

Pretty, but terrifying! I’d stay inside and snuggle up with some blankets instead of going out into that. Walking on ice is something that scares the living bleeps out of me. Very beautiful pictures, but with a hint of creeps. Thank you for gracing us with these! 10/10

LOttawa
Community Member
3 years ago

Freezing rain is very dangerous. We had a major ice storm back in 1998. It lasted for days, people unfortunately died, millions without electricity in January, billions of dollars in damage etc.

Major Houlihan Bear
Community Member
3 years ago

Reminds me of "the ice storm" by ang lee

Magdalina777
Community Member
3 years ago

Great pictures. Had that happening pretty much every winter for the last few years(not this one so far though) here, it's so...weird. It looks absolutely magical, surreal, mysterious...but it's just so bad for everything, from cars to trees.

Caroline Driver
Community Member
3 years ago

I hope he wore those metal grip things on his boots or something like, all that ice looks treacherous as hell. As evidenced by no one else being out there. But fantastic photos, I've never known that kind of cold, thank goodness!

Jovy Jergens
Community Member
3 years ago

Strangely beautiful, like a broken stained glass world. Gorgeous and eerie.

Laurel Kornfeld
Community Member
3 years ago

Wish it had all fallen on Romania's modern version of Dracula, Nadia Comaneci. That woman ruined many childhoods.

Mer
Community Member
3 years ago

Great capturing of the scary after-storm effects!

Kevs Build
Community Member
3 years ago

We had the freezing rain here in Yorkshire England, you couldn't even walk on the grass, we needed to go out shopping that day, but had to stay home, quite scary in a way, I've not seen it since the 60's.

Anna Repp
Community Member
3 years ago

Not sure if there was a filter applied or the colors were like that in reality, but I love the color scheme! The turquoise with the warm pinks and yellows is such a beautiful combination!

Anna Kreczmer
Community Member
3 years ago

I was there and I witnessed it with my own eyes🙂 I found it very beautiful! Especially wild rose berries and Autumn orange leaves covered with ice.

Bored Fox
Community Member
3 years ago

Freezing rain is great for photographers but awful for everyone else. I am from Finland and I have experienced freezing rain couple of times but that did not cause any beautiful 'ice sculptures of the nature'. It was just really annoying because both times I was a passenger in a car. Me and the driver had to constantly stop to clean the car windows from ice. But I really wish that one day I could see a freezing rain that makes all places very beautiful. :)

sakora
Community Member
3 years ago

Pretty scared photos. Nice light.

One guy
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm impressed the person could get around to take the photos with breaking anything.

Mary Katerine
Community Member
3 years ago

It felt like the Apocalypse was upon us when I got out of the house yesterday. And the sound of the wind blowing on the frozen trees is not something I will soon forget.

Veronique Gagne
Community Member
3 years ago

Really awesome pictures! Even if it's a little frightening with all those climate changes. Here in Quebec, we had a major episode with that in 1998. Will alway remember...

Brodie
Community Member
3 years ago

Terrifyingly beautiful

Justin Miclaus
Community Member
3 years ago

I knew it was bad in Romania but didn't imagine this. Stay safe, sau Ramaneti in Siguranta!

Justin Miclaus
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm Romanian but live in America. How come you know English?

Jodi Ellis
Community Member
3 years ago

Ice storms are no joke. They can cause severe damage ranging from cars, electrical lines, to damage on buildings. However, they do result in beautiful pictures.

Vego
Community Member
3 years ago

This is beautiful and horrifying at the same time. >.<

Blacksheep
Community Member
3 years ago

That's kind of terrifying. Maybe because it reminded me of the movie "The Day After Tomorrow". Anyway, your pictures are incredible.

MagNat
Community Member
3 years ago

The street lamp photo is great!

Vika Lafferty
Community Member
3 years ago

It looks pretty nice pictures

TJler
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3 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

Once again another post showing a bunch of Google image results. Please stop wasting my time! Thanks.

Sivi
Community Member
3 years ago

Its really pretty but at the same time its like something you might find in a horror movie.

Community Member
3 years ago

That's what i thought too:)), you should have heard the noise of the branches in the wind.

Load More Replies...
frank0ys
Community Member
3 years ago

...If you walk a little further, you will find Narnia.

Night Owl
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

Beautiful pictures. Perfect setting for an disaster, apocalypse and/or horror movie. I'm freezing just by looking at the photos. Stay safe and warm out there

Community Member
3 years ago

Thanks. All good here now :)

Load More Replies...
Devin Robinson
Community Member
3 years ago

These pictures are absolutely stunning, and I hope you are safe and dry

Community Member
3 years ago

All good, thanks :)

Load More Replies...
Irina Stanciu
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful pictures!

Community Member
3 years ago

Thank you :)

Load More Replies...
Carol Emory
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

We had this happen a few years back. Came out to my car to find a shell of ice all around the front end of it because of the continuous frozen spray coming from the wind. It was thick enough for us to pull the shell off the front and set it on the lawn as a single piece. It sat there for 3 days before the weather warmed up and melted it. The scariest thing was that same thick ice was on the branches of the trees. Branches that snapped off and fell some 30-40 feet to the ground. My husband worked in a building surrounded by these trees. I made him work for home for those 3 days.

varwenea
Community Member
3 years ago

Pretty and haunting. Better if you don't can look without go outside. Very slippery, dangerous for driving and walking.

Diver Driver
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

I went through an ice storm in Tennessee and the sounds were terrifying as well as the arcing of the transformers and power lines just surreal and yes these photos really do bring back those sights and sounds. Well Done.

Ben Steinberg
Community Member
3 years ago

Ahhhhh! It's beautiful but I'm freezing cold just looking at it!

John L
Community Member
3 years ago

Welcome to the upcoming Grand Solar Minimum. Many in the know say it will be as bad as the Maunder Minimum. This is but a preview of things yet to come. If you don't know what a GSM is, look it up.

Jason
Community Member
3 years ago

Ever heard of Canada?

Billy 42
Community Member
3 years ago

shit happens, but this is not for Bored Panda

ChiveChilly
Community Member
3 years ago

Fairytale land of horrors.

tuzdayschild
Community Member
3 years ago

This happened once where I live. It is unimaginably beautiful. But it's also very dangerous. Everything, including the streets are coated with sheets of ice. Some of the tree limbs are so heavy that they break off, sometimes hitting cars, people or roofs of houses. Visually magical though.

bibina180
Community Member
3 years ago

Elsa got drunk. Never let her go this way again.

Reilly Beryll
Community Member
3 years ago

Pretty, but terrifying! I’d stay inside and snuggle up with some blankets instead of going out into that. Walking on ice is something that scares the living bleeps out of me. Very beautiful pictures, but with a hint of creeps. Thank you for gracing us with these! 10/10

LOttawa
Community Member
3 years ago

Freezing rain is very dangerous. We had a major ice storm back in 1998. It lasted for days, people unfortunately died, millions without electricity in January, billions of dollars in damage etc.

Major Houlihan Bear
Community Member
3 years ago

Reminds me of "the ice storm" by ang lee

Magdalina777
Community Member
3 years ago

Great pictures. Had that happening pretty much every winter for the last few years(not this one so far though) here, it's so...weird. It looks absolutely magical, surreal, mysterious...but it's just so bad for everything, from cars to trees.

Caroline Driver
Community Member
3 years ago

I hope he wore those metal grip things on his boots or something like, all that ice looks treacherous as hell. As evidenced by no one else being out there. But fantastic photos, I've never known that kind of cold, thank goodness!

Jovy Jergens
Community Member
3 years ago

Strangely beautiful, like a broken stained glass world. Gorgeous and eerie.

Laurel Kornfeld
Community Member
3 years ago

Wish it had all fallen on Romania's modern version of Dracula, Nadia Comaneci. That woman ruined many childhoods.

Mer
Community Member
3 years ago

Great capturing of the scary after-storm effects!

Kevs Build
Community Member
3 years ago

We had the freezing rain here in Yorkshire England, you couldn't even walk on the grass, we needed to go out shopping that day, but had to stay home, quite scary in a way, I've not seen it since the 60's.

Anna Repp
Community Member
3 years ago

Not sure if there was a filter applied or the colors were like that in reality, but I love the color scheme! The turquoise with the warm pinks and yellows is such a beautiful combination!

Anna Kreczmer
Community Member
3 years ago

I was there and I witnessed it with my own eyes🙂 I found it very beautiful! Especially wild rose berries and Autumn orange leaves covered with ice.

Bored Fox
Community Member
3 years ago

Freezing rain is great for photographers but awful for everyone else. I am from Finland and I have experienced freezing rain couple of times but that did not cause any beautiful 'ice sculptures of the nature'. It was just really annoying because both times I was a passenger in a car. Me and the driver had to constantly stop to clean the car windows from ice. But I really wish that one day I could see a freezing rain that makes all places very beautiful. :)

sakora
Community Member
3 years ago

Pretty scared photos. Nice light.

One guy
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm impressed the person could get around to take the photos with breaking anything.

Mary Katerine
Community Member
3 years ago

It felt like the Apocalypse was upon us when I got out of the house yesterday. And the sound of the wind blowing on the frozen trees is not something I will soon forget.

Veronique Gagne
Community Member
3 years ago

Really awesome pictures! Even if it's a little frightening with all those climate changes. Here in Quebec, we had a major episode with that in 1998. Will alway remember...

Brodie
Community Member
3 years ago

Terrifyingly beautiful

Justin Miclaus
Community Member
3 years ago

I knew it was bad in Romania but didn't imagine this. Stay safe, sau Ramaneti in Siguranta!

Justin Miclaus
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm Romanian but live in America. How come you know English?

Jodi Ellis
Community Member
3 years ago

Ice storms are no joke. They can cause severe damage ranging from cars, electrical lines, to damage on buildings. However, they do result in beautiful pictures.

Vego
Community Member
3 years ago

This is beautiful and horrifying at the same time. >.<

Blacksheep
Community Member
3 years ago

That's kind of terrifying. Maybe because it reminded me of the movie "The Day After Tomorrow". Anyway, your pictures are incredible.

MagNat
Community Member
3 years ago

The street lamp photo is great!

Vika Lafferty
Community Member
3 years ago

It looks pretty nice pictures

TJler
Community Member
3 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

Once again another post showing a bunch of Google image results. Please stop wasting my time! Thanks.

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