Monday, December 17, 2007

Swedish words: Glansis

The picture is borrowed(linked) from SSSK in Stockholm. An association of iceskaters.

Glansis (Smooth hard ice) is what we get these first days of cold weather. This is like skating on a mirror, a fantastic feeling. Sometimes so clear you can see the rock on the bottom, many meters below the surface. I have not tried yet this year, but I longing..

There are so many words describing ice: some examples here (in Swedish)

1 comment:

LS said...

I love "glansis"! Skating on glass, seeing rock bottom and some (probably very cold) fishes moving about - what a life!!!

Glansis means literally shiny ice, and that is what this is!