If you click on the webcam view of Old Town Square ("40 pickpockets ready to welcome you every day!") to the right, you will not see this year's Christmas tree any more, a fifteen meter high silver fur untimely ripped from its mountainside home and trucked to the big city to suffer the indignity of having tinsel draped from its boughs.

That's because it snapped off at the base in the freak wind gusts that blew up earlier today. (Wind gusts and severe weather are always 'freak'.)

Pics here. Looks to me like it was about two feet thick at its widest point. That was some wind gust.

Steve | 20:39 |