Five Photos: England Under Snow

Photo Features  •  World Hum  •  01.14.10 | 11:35 AM ET

Buckingham Palace in snowREUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Snow settles on the ground around Buckingham Palace in central London yesterday.

Bodium Castle in snow, WREUTERS/Luke MacGregor

A snow-covered gangway leads over a frozen moat to Bodiam Castle on Monday.

Westminster Bridge in snowREUTERS/Andrew Winning

A woman walking across Westminster Bridge in London yesterday.

London Underground sign in snowREUTERS/Stephen Hird

Snow covers a London Underground station sign in Westminster in central London.

British police snowREUTERS/Phil Noble

A Police officer in Lincolnshire, northern England.

Posted by World Hum editors.

9 Comments for Five Photos: England Under Snow

Shawn 01.14.10 | 1:31 PM ET

Wow, they should be so lucky to get a nice snow every winter, because it looks gorgeous! Especially the Bodium and Buckingham pics. I’d make a point of visiting in the winter if they got regular snow like that :)

Nick 01.14.10 | 1:46 PM ET

These pictures make me homesick, and that doesn’t happen often. (But I know that if I was living in England, it would have been dirty, sleety rain and not snow!)

Anne 01.14.10 | 3:48 PM ET

Gorgeous shots but the last one might need a new caption - he’s wearing a helmet that says"Humberside Police”, not Lincolnshire ...

Jim Benning 01.14.10 | 3:54 PM ET

Glad you guys liked the shots.

We noticed the discrepancy, Anne, but decided not to second-guess the Reuters photographer who took the shot. The caption identifies the officer only as being in Lincolnshire, not by agency.

Ryan 01.14.10 | 5:55 PM ET

Lots of people are using this uncharacteristic weather as a soapbox for global warming discussion.  But, frankly, it’s nice to know someone took the time to notice how simply pretty it is.

dining room tables 01.14.10 | 11:32 PM ET

Even under snow, England is still beautiful! Very much beautiful! Although the amount of snow falling is quite alarming, it is still great having them.

daniel 01.15.10 | 1:19 AM ET

England has traditionally warm winters despite the fact that it’s further north than Calgary, Alberta because of the Gulf Stream, a warm ocean current coming up from the Caribbean. Prevailing winds from that same region add to that effect. This winter, those winds have not been coming from the south and west, but from the north and east; that is, frigid arctic air.

Climate change [and I use that term instead of global warming for a reason] as a cause is a real possibility. If that is, then winters like this will become much more common for the UK. That said, it’s just a fluke season at this point. 01.21.10 | 11:13 AM ET

England looks absolutely brilliant in the snow.  The people are probably dealing with it the best they can; they’re used to milder winters.

marybeth 01.22.10 | 5:51 PM ET

you might say it’s global warming, but during the winter or 1814 the Thames froze over.  Get over it.  Climate is what you expect… weather is what you get!

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