Snow in Madrid shuts down city.

Storm Filomena brings an unexpected start to 2021 in Spain.

I never, ever expected to see snow like this in Madrid. Trees are breaking under the weight of snow, all transport is suspended, and there are snow people everywhere! Snow began to fall on Thursday 7 January 2021 and Storm Filomena is exceeding all expectations. According to the news channel rtve, the last time it snowed this much was in 1971.

Here are a few photos I’ve taken over the past few days.

Parque de Retiro. 7 January 2021.
The boat lake in Parque de Retiro. 7 January 2021.
Parque de Berlin where parts of the Berlin Wall are displayed at the centre of a fountain. 7 January 2021.
Building a snow person and snow dog in Parque de Retiro. 8 January 2021.
Making snow angels in Parque de Retiro. 8 January 2021.
Enjoying the snow in Parque de Retiro. 8 January 2021.
A miniature snow person. 8 January 2021.
Skiers in Parque de Retiro. 8 January 2021.
The entrance to an apartment building in Madrid. 9 January 2021.
A childrens playpark in Prosperidad, Madrid. 9 January 2021.
The perfect moment for this dog to wear its jacket. Prosperidad, Madrid. 9 January 2021.
La Esquina de Vinaroz, Prosperidad. 9 January 2021.
Buried mopeds and motorbikes on Calle de Lopez Hoyes, Madrid. 9 January 2021.
Small dogs and children hop through the snowdrifts in Prosperidad, Madrid. 9 January 2021.
Bicimad is currently out of service. Prosperidad Plaza. 9 January 2021.
A man skies along Calle del Príncipe de Vergara, Madrid with his two dogs who are wearing high-vis jackets with flashing lights. 9 January 2021.
Auditorio Nacional de Musica, Madrid. 9 January 2021.
A view of Calle del Príncipe de Vergara, where people are walking in the middle of the duel lane highway. 9 January.
Me, the author, in full ski wear on Calle del Príncipe de Vergara, Madrid. 9 January 2021.