Some of us may believe we’ve seen tough weather, but few of us have seen anything quite like the conditions that affect parts of Budapest, Hungary during the winter.
A writer on Bored Panda tells of his harrowing experiences visiting the “extremely dangerous hills” of Budapest during the height of winter, after a so-called ice fog has passed through.
Photographer Mark Mervai had this to say of the experience:
After we exit the bus we saw the first tree falling over, just a few meters away from us. After this awful shock we started our way into little streets, far away from the main street, listening to one sound – the sound of the trees. The sound of branches braking under the weight of Ice.
The little once were not that dangerous, but nearly every ten minute we saw a giant tree collapsing, braking into the roof of a house or falling on a car.
The resulting photos are a testament to the harshness of winter and the terrifying power of nature. View more below.