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This was my first snowy weekend in Montreal and we went around to discouver the city with a friend from France that was visiting us. We were surprised with he quantity of people in the Mont-Royal Park considering it was a grey cold day. The kids were enjoying thenselves sliping down the many little slopes in the park. I was amazed how they learn to enjoy outdoors activity even in such harsh weather. The landscape was beautiful with the still fresh snow which had fallen that morning. The atmophere was fun, but a bit chaotic, once the slopes were not closed or artificially separated there were people going up and down just next to each other, which kind of made me feel a little tense. Among all the beauty and fun there was a tragedy... A woman that was going up hill got hit by a kid going down-hill and was laid on the snow whitout been able to move, some people come to her aid and called 911, but they seem to be busy once it was taking too long to arrive. She was starting to get very cold and we offer her our coats. I had to run to the car to not freeze myself and I waited there for more about 20 minutes until the ambulance arrive to pick her up. This event impressed me to the guts, how come a simple event which in any other season would not had been serious had became a drama? Winter has it tricks... better learn to deal with them.

Dear folks I forgot to mention that it was snowing the time I took the picture and the sky was really grey as it is in the picture. It didn't occur to me to change those natural characteristics. I cropped on top, corrected colors to reduce the blue and added frame. Your comments and WS are most welcome.

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