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Sochi weather in winter 2017. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

: admin 9-04-2017, 16:52, : 634

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Weather in Sochi can be very changable and controversial. Since Olympic Sochi is the southernmost point of Russia, winters are quite mild here and sometimes snow-free. But this year was different. We experienced two heavy snowfalls with thunder in late January.

 

Olympic Sochi in Snow


 

Snow in Sochi is an absolutely unique experience. With subtropical climate that we have here, we dont get to see it snowing very often.  The average temperature in winter is 8-10 C (50 F). It does not snow every winter and if it does, snow lies around just for a couple of hours and then starts melting down. The situation is, ofcourse, completely different high up in the mountains in ski-resort Krasnaya Polyana. 

 

This year 2017 we were especially lucky to experience really heavy snowfall that lasted for two days in a row. And when it stopped I took my camera and went on an adventurous tour around Sochi sights in downtown.


Sochi Sights under snow

 

This is Sochi railway station that was built in 1952 by Stalin's order. The architect was favoured by the USSR leader, but soon after the construction was finished he had to leave his post and fell into oblivion. 


 

Sochi railway station

 

 
This winter Sochi resort received more than 1 feet (30 cm) of snow and that is a lot for downtown. City Administration officers had to leave their warm chairs and go shake the snow off trees and palms with long sticks.
 
 

Sochi administration officers on a saving mission


 
This is a nice high quality family restaurant Grill'Age with gourmet quisine, first-class service and a friendly atmosphere.
 

Family restaurant in Sochi

 

These are mascots of Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 located on the quiet pedestrian Navaginskaya Street. They are very buisy in the summer, since everybody wants to take pictures with them.

  

Mascots of Sochi Olympics 2014



Sochi Grand Marina is a yacht harbor by the passenger sea port that accommodates up to 230 boats with draught from 12 to 50 meters (40-165 feet).
 
  

Sochi Grand Marina


 

This is the central Sochi beach "Riviera" located close to park.

 

 

Sochi beach Riviera


 


Riviera park is the oldest and most famous park in Sochi that offers shady nooks under oaks, palm trees and cypresses. Here you can see a lot of tropical trees, plants and flowers that provide their own unique splash of color and subtle fragrance. 

 
Riviera park in Sochi

 

Sochi Sea Port in winter

 
Sochi Sea Port was built in 1955 by the Soviet architect K.S. Alabyan who designed the construction project in monumental classicism style, so much favored by Josef Stalin.
 

 

Sochi sea port

 

The Black sea is reach in fish and, whatever the weather, fishermen with rods are always lined up along the berth. 
 

 

Sochi fishermen


 

Sochi Sea port square looks very beautiful with a nice fresh coating of snow. One of the most exquisite restaurants in Sochi "Briganitna is located here. The owners are native French (a father and his son), so they very zealously maintain the original French recipes. The restaurant is very popular with locals and visitors alike. Here you will enjoy a very welcoming atmosphere and the world-renowned Mediterranean cuisine.

 

Brigantina restaurant in Sochi


 
Early in the morning the snow was virgin fresh adding up to the beautiful Sochi beach.
 
 
Sochi beach covered with snow
 
 
Palm trees covered with snow is a unique sight. And I was fortuned to capture the moment of this tropical beauty being covered with a blanket of snow. 

 
Sochi palm tree under snow
 
 
Built right on the Black Sea coast Sochi Port perfectly complements the landscape.
 
 

Sochi sea port in winter


 
 
In front of the Sea Port building there is a fountain with a statue of the Greek sea goddess "Navigation.

 

Sochi Sea port statute


 
City clean-up crew was working hard shaking snow off the palm trees, so that they do not break down. 
 
 

Cleaning palm trees from snow

 
 
Sochi McDonald's was having its rare moments of rest and peace, otherwise it is allways very crowded.
 
 

Sochi McDonalds

 
 
I will post here some more pictures for you to enjoy.
 
 

Sochi under snow

 
Sochi Sea port in Winter
 
 
 

Sochi Fisherman at Sea port

 
 
 Winter in Sochi
 
 

Olympic Sochi in Winter

 
 
 

Sochi embankment


 
 

Navigation goddes in Sochi winter

 
 
 

Sochi sea port


 
 

Confederation Cup Sochi 2017 countdown machine

 
 
 
 
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