An indescribable experience on the Limmat
Two weeks ago I spent the day in Zürich. The sun showed itself from its best side, so that I could make a few wonderful photos including also the sunset over Zürich. But that very special event took place on this river called „Limmat“.
Imagine … here is held every year at this season a fun swimming. It is called the „Samichlausschwimmen“ in Swiss German and I would say it means something like „Santa Claus Swimming“ :-) Well, about 330 people dared at temperatures of 6 degrees (water) and 3 degrees (air) to take a swim in the river Limmat. And unlike last year, this time no snow fell ;-))
And there they stood all the swimmer and waited for their turn to jump into this river. Some of them even dressed up as Santa Claus and jumped with a loud „Ho ho ho!“ into the cold water, only to emerge with a cry (I think this water was very cold this year) (lol). It was really a magnificent spectacle :-)
To see the image better, just go to my Flickr Photostream. Well, maybe you want to see how this event looked like? That’s why I have posted two additional images! To see them just klick on the link below the image in Flickr to show all comments. I have posted the two images in the first two comments. I hope you like it :-)