Sunday, January 12, 2014

China's fairytale theatre of ice sculptures- Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

Though myself and so many others were freezing earlier this week... Unusually so. In Harbin, China they are enjoying themselves at their yearly Ice and Snow Festival .I gotta admit this icy cold display is pretty darn  awesome! I will post a few images. And link to the rest.
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"It took 7,000 artists to create this sprawling 6,458,400 square feet of winter wonderland in Harbin, China's tenth most populous city in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang, where winter temperatures drop to a low of -40 degrees Celsius. Countless blocks of crystal ice were cut from the frozen Songhua River and transported to the site of the festival, where sub-zero temperatures kept them from melting, and will do so until mid-February when winter wanes and marks the end of the festival"
2014 is the 30th anniversary of this Ice and Snow Festival!


 The Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province

The Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province

The Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province

Brrrrr..... but beautiful


  1. Sometimes I just gotta chill

  2. Did you see that lebanon delayed the autions again? And check out the geo firm doing land surveying chosen the past few days, a who's who on the board.

    Thoughts on the Russians sailing their ships off the British coast? Mail or some other tabloid chalked up to weather? But in wake of the volga attack and the Brit who went missing a month or so ago in the caucuses from the recurring Danish refugee council - ht Somalia - the ships coupled with the french presidential scandal breaking....

    1. Anonymous

      The British man who went missing... stinks
      The Danish 'refugee' council is yet another NO GOOD Organization

      Danish Refugee Council (DRC) established programs in North and South-Caucasus in the mid 90ties when wars and conflicts followed the dissolution of the former Soviet Union

      when wars and conflicts followed the dissolution?

      "DRC began operating in Southern Caucasus in 1996. Since then the region has been the scene of a number of wars and conflicts – civil-war in Georgia, conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the influx of refugees from Chechnya and finally the conflict between Russia and Georgia in 2008.

      DRC establishes itself in the region and a number of wars begin
      I don't think so

      So, did the Brit go missing. Like accidentally?
      Not a way in hell.
      So, where is he?

      "The North Caucasus is also the site of a militant Islamist insurgency in the self-proclaimed Caucasus Emirate, fuelling speculation that Stiles may have been caught up in fighting.

      However the possibility seems unlikely given that trouble has not yet spread to the predominantly Christian south, near Ossetia.

      The Danish Refugee Council - one of the largest humanitarian organizations working in the North Caucasus in the field of refugee rights - is a regional partner of the United Nations.

      So, it's possible the war ship was a message to Britain.