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neckertb
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Post by neckertb » July 3rd, 2011, 7:44 am

So I've never seen anything like this... In Europe, climate is usually mild, but the thunderstorm that struck Copenhagen last night was crazy

No need to understand Danish to be able to apprehend the pictures:
Image (note that Danes can go on smiling despite of the weather and won't abandon their bike anywhere)
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Post by carolb » July 3rd, 2011, 8:12 am

:clap: Wow, Nadine - that's amazing!

What a great sense of humour, and the ability to cycle through such deep rain!!!

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Post by Peter Why » July 3rd, 2011, 8:45 am

Why can't I see these pictures? I've checked my LV control panel and the right boxes seem to be ticked.
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Post by neckertb » July 3rd, 2011, 8:49 am

I don't know but if you quote my message you'll see the links
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Post by Starlite » July 3rd, 2011, 9:15 am

That is a lot of rain. Guess some basements were flooded out!

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Post by neckertb » July 3rd, 2011, 9:16 am

They're all here:
http://politiken.dk/fotografier/ECE1325001/skybrud-hagl-og-kaos/

ETA: we're so lucky we don't have a basement, there was a swimming pool that we filled up and that almost got turned to its old self :wink:
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Post by Jc » July 3rd, 2011, 9:16 am

WOAH!

Related: one of the China blogs I read has a photo gallery of a similar rainstorm in Beijing a couple of weeks ago.
http://www.chinasmack.com/2011/pictures/torrential-rains-flood-beijing-subways-and-forbidden-city.html
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Post by Availle » July 3rd, 2011, 10:09 am

Just WOW :shock:

The Chinese video is disturbing - what IS that waterfall somewhere in the middle??

It's raining here too, but thank goodness not as heavily. I'm freezing though, and drinking lots of tea to keep warm. :wink:
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Post by aradlaw » July 3rd, 2011, 10:36 am

Availle wrote:Just WOW :shock:

The Chinese video is disturbing - what IS that waterfall somewhere in the middle??

It's raining here too, but thank goodness not as heavily. I'm freezing though, and drinking lots of tea to keep warm. :wink:
The caption under the video link says " ...and shows a spectacular waterfall of flooded rainwater draining into the empty foundation of a construction site, captured by a netizen from his office building." :wink:
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Post by neckertb » July 3rd, 2011, 10:45 am

Are you guys trying to steal my thunder?
Sorry, bad pun, but I could not resist.
Wondering how it's going to be to get to work tomorrow though. My bike does not have floaters :lol:
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Post by Availle » July 3rd, 2011, 10:58 am

No need for thunder stealing - lots of it around here too... :wink:

Don't worry about your bike - can't you swim? :mrgreen:
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Post by GabrielleC » July 3rd, 2011, 11:26 am

What? Rain???? It doesn't rain where I come from in Texas!
Right now I'm in Indiana, and it is interesting that it rains and there are clouds... :shock: ...I got caught in a storm last night trying to get to the orchestra concert. Don't ask me why my sister told me it was time to come in the middle of the torrential downpour!!! :lol:
But in Texas??? Brown grass, cracks in the yard, hot, and...???
The pictures are amazing! I wouldn't want to try to ride my bike there...but, yes, in spite of there not being any rain, I can swim. :) I think I'd leave my bike at home. ;)
After this long ramble...I'll say, this is amazing! :D
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