La mesa de luz

La ola de frío siberiano

MTI108 SALGOTARJAN (HUNGRÍA) 6/2/2012.- Imagen de un copo de nieve, en Salgotarjan, a 109 kms al noreste de Budapest, Hungrí­a, hoy, lunes, 6 de febrero de 2012. EFE/Peter Komka PROHIBIDO SU USO EN HUNGRÍA

Una ola de frío siberiano recorre Europa y comparto con vosotros esta edición gráfica con la nieve, el hielo y el frío como protagonista. En diciembre de 2010 ya hice otra edición sobre el mismo tema con el título de "La nieve cubre Europa", si os quedáis con ganas de más nieve os lo recomiendo. También os invito a ver las ediciones gráficas sobre esta última ola de frío europea en The Big Picture de The Boston Globe y de In Focus de The Atlantic.

Two people walk through the snow-laden footpaths of Alexandra Park, north London on February 5, 2012. Heavy snow fell overnight across South East England, causing many roads to become blocked.  AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL

An advertising hoarding of the Osborne bull in Burgos peeks out the side of a snowy escarpment as snow hits northern Spain on February 5, 2012. The Arctic cold snap that has hit Europe for over a week had claimed nearly 300 lives today, brought air travel chaos to London and dumped snow as far south as Rome and even North Africa.  AFP PHOTO / CESAR MANSO

A warning sign is seen on top of the Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort in the western Caucasian mountains near Krasnaya Polyana some 40 km outside of the Black Sea city of Sochi February 7, 2012. Rosa Khutor is hosting men's and women's downhill and super combined Alpine Skiing World Cup races over the next two weekend in preparation for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. The weather conditions of the Olympic skiing venues are maritime and very likely to be similar to the 2010 Vancouver Olympics in the Whistler mountains.       REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay  (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT SKIING ENVIRONMENT)

A lion cub plays with a snowball at the Belgrade Zoo on February 5, 2012. In Serbia, almost 70,000 people are still cut off from their villages and 32 municipalities have declared a state of emergency, mostly in the south and southwest of the country. So far, nine people have died of cold in the country. The snow, which stopped falling early today, is expected to start again overnight, with temperatures falling below minus 10 degrees Celsius.  AFP PHOTO / ALEXA STANKOVIC

A man walks past an ice covered car on the frozen waterside promenade at Lake Geneva in the city Versoix, near Geneva on early February 5, 2012. The death toll from the vicious cold snap across Europe has risen to more than 260, with the winter misery set to hit thousands of those seeking to escape it as air traffic was hit.    AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI

A blue tit feeds in a garden covered by snow in Cesson-Sevigne, Western France on February 05, 2012.  AFP PHOTO DAMIEN MEYER

KLM planes are seen through a plane's window during heavy snowfall at Schiphol airport on February 3, 2012 near Dutch capital Amsterdam. AFP PHOTO/ PATRICK BAZ

Gulls fly over a partly frozen lake in in Berlin on January 15, 2012. First snow of the year fell on the German capital, with temperatures around the freezing point.      AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE

A woman walks under snowfall on Istanbul's Istiklal Avenue on January 30, 2012. Heavy snowfall blanketed Turkey's commercial hub Istanbul, a city of 15 million, paralysing daily life, disrupting air traffic and land transport. Officials said almost 200 flights were cancelled due to the snow expected to continue until late tomorrow, according to the weather forecast.    AFP PHOTO / MUSTAFA OZER

Sculptor Nenad Vuckovic puts the finishing touches to his snow sculpture, in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012. Freezing weather is affecting huge areas of Europe disrupting traffic. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

A man protects himself with an umbrella as he walks on a street covered with snow in Pamplona, northern Spain, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012.  Freezing weather is affecting huge areas of Europe and the weeklong cold snap, the worst in decades in Eastern Europe, has killed more than a hundred people, many of them homeless, especially in countries such as Ukraine. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Snow covered land is seen in the town of Alexandria, northern Greece, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012.  Europeans across the continent have been battling more than a week of extreme weather, with thousands still trapped by snow in remote mountain villages and some hundreds dead after temperatures hit as low as minus 33 Fahrenheit (minus 36 Celsius); and European authorities now facing the prospect of flooding caused by melting snow. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)

A skier passes a snow-covered field in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, on February 3, 2012. Temperatures plunged to new lows in Europe where a week-long cold snap has now claimed more than 220 lives and forecasters warned that the big freeze would tighten its grip at the weekend. AFP PHOTO/CHRISTOF STACHE

Precipitation drops are seen on a window as a man walks in a street in Kabul on January 22, 2012. The death toll from heavy snowfalls and avalanches rose to at least 28, an official said today. Dozens more people have been injured or are trapped in their homes under up to three metres 10 feet of snow in remote Badakhshan province, where main roads have been cut, making it difficult for rescue workers to reach affected villages. AFP PHOTO/ Qais Usyan

A fence is covered with snow after a heavy snowfall in the Northern Spanish Basque village of Izoria, on February 2, 2012.  A cold snap kept Europe in its icy grip, pushing the death toll to 160 as countries from Italy to Ukraine struggled to cope with temperatures that plunged to record lows in some places.  AFP PHOTO / RAFA RIVAS

An unidentified pedestrian walks a dog through snow covered woodland outside York, north eastern England, as freezing weather hits the country Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012. Britain is digging out after heavy snow fell across the country, grounding planes and snarling roads and railways. Much of the U.K. remains under an amber warning _ the Met Office's second most serious _ of icy conditions after up to 16 centimeters (6.3 inches) fell overnight. Some motorists spent the night in their cars amid treacherous highway conditions, and officials urged drivers on Sunday to stay off the icy roads. (AP Photo/PA, Anna Gowthorpe)  UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE

Several inches of snow is seen on top of a Royal Mail post box in London February 5, 2012. Heavy snow is forecast overnight across central and southern England, with a possibility of up to 15 cm (6 inches) could fall in the London area. Temperatures were also not expected to climb above minus 2 degrees Celsius (28 degrees Fahrenheit), leading to icy conditions. REUTERS/Russell Boyce (BRITAIN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

Snow covers boats on a frozen section of the Sava river in Belgrade, Serbia, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. Serbian emergency officials said the army will use explosives to break up ice on the Danube and Ibar rivers to try to prevent the possibility of flooding.  (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

A goose peers from its snow-covered cage at a park in Istanbul January 31, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (TURKEY - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

Drift ice floats on the river Elbe on February 5, 2012 in Magdeburg, eastern Germany. The Arctic cold snap that has hit Europe for over a week had claimed nearly 300 lives by February 5, 2012, brought air travel chaos to London and dumped snow as far south as Rome and even North Africa.     AFP PHOTO / JENS WOLF    GERMANY OUT

Police officers carry bags with their food for the day as they walk through a snow covered  Hampstead Heath in London at the start of their morning shift, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

A rescue helicopter of the Helicopter Service RS, flies over an isolated village cut off by snow in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina February 6, 2012. Europe's bitterly cold weather killed another 33 people on Monday, with Bosnia recording its eighth victim after an 87-year- old woman died of hypothermia. Farmers were having problems feeding cattle because of the snow and milk production had dropped by 15 to 30 percent in the country, the Bosnia's farmers association said.  REUTERS/Dado Ruvic (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TRANSPORT)

A detail shows freshly fallen snow on the iron work of the Eiffel Tower in Paris as sub-freezing winter temperatures continue in Europe February 5, 2012.     REUTERS/John Schults (FRANCE - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TRAVEL)

A robin (Erithacus rubecula)  sits next to icicles in a park in Weimar, eastern Germany, Tuesday Feb. 7, 2012.  Europe was hit by a cold spell with temperatures plummeting far below the freezing point.  (AP Photo/dapd/Candy Welz)

A crucifix on the Taubenberg mountain in Warngau is covered with snow on February 2, 2012. Snow and temperatures close to -14 degrees Celsius (7 degrees Fahrenheit) have hit parts of southern Germany in the last few days. German met office DWD expected the icy high pressure front from northern Russia to last well into next week.  REUTERS/Michael Dalder   (GERMANY - Tags: RELIGION TRAVEL ENVIRONMENT)

A photo taken on February 4, 2012 shows people looking at the ancient forum in Rome after a snowfall. A rare mantle of snow blanketed the historic center of Rome on February 3, forcing the closure of schools and tourist sites such as the Colosseum.    The snow covered palm trees, ancient Roman ruins and Baroque churches across the normally mild-weather Italian capital which has only seen one snowfall in the past 15 years in which the snow stayed on the ground for a whole day.  AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE