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Sun, Jan. 4th, 2009 12:00 am
Call this cold? This is nothing!

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imomus
imomus
imomus
Sat, Jan. 3rd, 2009 10:25 pm (UTC)

I lived in Montreal in the mid-70s, and I suppose the average winter temperatures there might have been minus ten or so.

In 2004 I visited Izhevsk, near the Ural mountains that divide Russia from Siberia. It was March, so it wasn't terribly cold, but I'd guess it was minus 10 or so.

Actually, Berlin hit minus 20 or so in early 2005 -- ironically I was "protected" from this cold snap by being stationed in Hokkaido at the time, where I was working as a sound artist at the university. Hakodate was, again, about minus ten, so I missed the minus 20 stuff back home in Berlin.


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Sat, Jan. 3rd, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC)

I may have got that wrong -- Berlin's cold snap was in January 2006, when I escaped it by being in Osaka with Hisae.


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Sat, Jan. 3rd, 2009 11:14 pm (UTC)

Ah yes, here I am in January 2006 asking Why are Japanese houses so cold? I'm glad not to be in Berlin, but no matter how cold it gets in Berlin I'm never as cold as I am in Japan, because they don't heat their houses properly in Japan.


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heartbeeps
heartbeeps
bitte gib mir nur ein Wort
Sun, Jan. 4th, 2009 03:03 pm (UTC)

That sounds about right, I suppose Berlin's cold snap was also Gdansk's. I was visiting Gdansk from Wroclaw and it's the only time I've ever seen frozen sea.

Gull on pier


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bonsai_human
Bonsai Human
Tue, Jan. 6th, 2009 12:54 am (UTC)

New Zealand is the same. The coldest it has been in Auckland in my living memory was 6 degrees during the day and 0 overnight, but even at around 12 it feels freezing because there is insufficient heating and insulation. Don't even get me started on the soundproofing consequences of this.

I suspect the colonisers assumed the climate would be tropical...


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virtuozzo
virtuozzo
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Sun, Jan. 4th, 2009 03:36 am (UTC)
Izhevsk

Hey, Momus!
What were you doing in Izhevsk? I grew up in Izhevsk - 0-16. The average winter temperature used to be around -15 -20 C. when it was -25, it was considered cold and lower 8 (out of 10) school classes would be closed - and kids would gladly go ride nordic skis and sleds :)


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Sun, Jan. 4th, 2009 10:51 am (UTC)
Re: Izhevsk

I played a music show in Izhevsk in 2004!


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