Inspirational ice artwork from China
January 15, 2013 1 Comment
If like us in the office you’ve been feeling the cold recently, then these images may not be for you.Otherwise take a look at some of the stunning artwork taken from the 29th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival.
The sculptures include life-size buildings and ice slides, which are all beautifully lit up in the evenings.
The festival started on the 5th January and will go on for a month in the North-East of China, which experiences near-Artic temperatures at this time of year, making it a perfect venue for such a festival.
Within the festival is the Sun Island Park, which is the site of the Snow Sculpture Exposition displaying a wonderful snow world. It has the world’s largest indoor ice and snow art museum and it was open to the public from November.
One of the other main
attractions,the Ice and Snow World, came into being in 1999 and is one of the world’s largest ice architecture parks. The inspiration for the ice and snow sculptures there usually is derived from traditional Chinese fairy tales or world famous architectures such as the Great Wall, the Egyptian Pyramids, etc.