I really do not know what the exact situation is with global warning, but it is a fact that in Hungary this winter was cold, long, full of ice and snow.
Okay, it was beautiful, but hopefully we are approaching the last days of it now .
During the dark and long winter evenings I had time to get round to collecting professional photos about the Hungarian winter from the website of the national news agency (MTI) from October until now.
Well, looking through these photos I believe this is not a bad a selection.
Snowing in West Hungary, near Velem village (Photo: György Varga)
The first snow at Kékestető (1048 m) , the highest place of the this flat country (Photo: Péter Komka)
Ice skating on the frozen Lake Balaton at the town of Keszthely (Photo: György Varga)
Harvesting the reed at Small Balaton (Photo: György Varga)
Canoeing on Canal Heviz, which connects the hot water Heviz Lake and the River Zala. In some places the water is 18-20 degrees Celsius, even in the cold winter days. (Photo: György Varga)
Christmas fair in Vörösmarty Square, Budapest (Photo: Balázs Mohai)
Ice on Lake Balaton (Photo: György Varga)
Szechenyi Bath in Budapest (Photo: Bea Kallos)
The Calvinist church in Szolnok, East Hungary (Photo: János Bugány)
Ice on the river Tisza at Szolnok (Photo: János Bugány)
Frozen waterfall at Miskolc-Lillafüred, East Hungary (Photo: János Vajda)
Boldogkőváralja, Borsod county (Photo: Zoltán Máthé)
Icebreaker ship on the river Danube (Photo: Zoltán Máthé)
Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) on the river Tisza near Tiszalök power station (Photo: Attila Balázs)
Burning the reed near Nyíregyháza, East Hungary (Photo: Attila Balázs)
Tourists in Budapest on the Danube Bank. The Chaninbridge is in the background (Photo: Zsolt Szigetváry)
The Mecsek Mountains near Pécs in a foggy day (Photo: Tamás Sóki)
Marry-go-round from ice on Lake Balaton (Photo: Balázs Mohai)
Slipping across the frozen Lake Balaton. Because of the cold winter it was safe to walk across the lake. 7-8 thousand people did it in an organized way on January 28 as a kind of fun and show. (Photo: Balázs Mohai)
Icy water of the Danube in Budapest (Photo: Péter Lakatos)
Saving a swam trapped in the ice at Tiszafüred (Photo: Zsolt Czeglédi)
Ice sailing on Lake Tisza (Photo: Zsolt Czeglédi)
The icy Danube and Liberty Bridge in Budapest (Photo: Zoltán Balogh)
The foggy Parliament in Budapest (Photo: Zoltán Balogh)
Ice sailing on Lake Balaton (Photo: Boglárka Bodnár)