After spending a bitter-cold and somewhat uncomfortable night in our farmhouse, we woke up to a pleasant surprise!
Looking out the window
The snow was coming down like down feathers…
Without tourists, the street looked empty and deserted
Everything was dusted with fresh white powder
Locals were minding their own business, such as sweeping snow off the roof
Even the places we’ve seen before looked utterly different
Needless to say, the walking trail to the hilltop overlook is now closed
But if you are like my fearless Russian friends, you march right across the barricade and declare victory for defying the rules 🙂
Because this view is unparalleled…
Even under whiteout conditions
Making it all worthwhile to have stayed overnight and endure the harshness of winter.