Skiers on the Gran Vía, people in period costumes, ball fights, cars with faces, dog sleds … The snowstorm that has hit the country since Thursday has left surreal and unusual scenes in the capital that Internet users have not hesitated to share on the networks.
Despite the recommendations of the General Directorate of Civil Protection and Emergencies not to leave home this weekend due to the effects of the storm ‘Filomena’, many have ignored it and have not been able to resist. Among the moments of danger and difficulty that the snowfall has left, others of ingenuity, joy and fun have also been seen.
One of the most prominent has been that of a person who has walked through the neighborhood of Hortaleza with a sled pulled by dogs, a scene more typical of a movie in Alaska than of Madrid or that of the many skiers who have traveled the spine from Madrid (Gran Vía) as if it were a ski slope.
– Hortaleza Newspaper (@HortalezaPV) January 8, 2021
– Horacio Siciliano (@hsiciliano) January 9, 2021
Some even claim to have seen dinosaurs walking through the snow as a sign of the arrival of the apocalypse, while for others their neighborhood went back a few centuries with women walking their vintage cancanes through white streets.
Well, the apocalypse would be complete. pic.twitter.com/AP7mtATiiU
– Useless Zeta (@ZetaInutil) January 9, 2021
people from my neighborhood ?! ????????Fantasy pic.twitter.com/B937qXomp7
– Iv ???????? (@ivan_ym__) January 9, 2021
But if a video sums up well how surreal the situation is, it is the one captured this Friday night, in which a person disguised as Pikachu walks through the snow disoriented.
And Pikatchu. pic.twitter.com/AqAvlSlAqv
– Bat (@ValencianistaGO) January 9, 2021
Madrid became an unusual and white catwalk of fashion and characters known as the Stormtroopers from Star Wars, the Power Ranger or why not? people dressed as unicorn
— CiroP (@erikope) January 9, 2021
In Plaza Castilla we are not left behind either lol pic.twitter.com/0pnlaEXIUd
– Basi Escamez Cortes (@ BasiCortes89) January 10, 2021
In my neighborhood they go more “casual” pic.twitter.com/SHJfDhlhRy
– Olga (Maybe more patriotic than you) (@olgaymasna) January 9, 2021
Creativity also made a hole in the shape of snowmen, some of them easily recognizable as the famous Olaf from the movie Frozen or the cast of Cars drawn on the cars that slept in the open.
This is the level of my neighborhood, I’m leaving life. pic.twitter.com/6AEIhUQuhD
– Rodri (@RodrigoSeptien) January 8, 2021
I have gone down and I could not remedy it. pic.twitter.com/0YRLHuFpYf
– Thor-Luis (ThorLuis1) January 8, 2021
But for those less creative, they could well have joined this snowball fight in the Plaza de Callao or have chosen to have a beer on a terrace and be able to say that “four drops fall and people go crazy”.
Snowball war in Callao pic.twitter.com/AJUdjDYsAo
– aL ???? (@_aL__) January 8, 2021
Your colleague the smoker when he says that better terrace, that it is not cold https://t.co/4TycP71Io6
– Jovi (@JoviVlc) January 8, 2021