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China’s Snow World Festival Opens With Amazing Displays of Ice Architecture
Posted By Ana Lisa On December 26, 2012 @ 5:10 pm In Architecture,Art,carousel showcase,Design,Gallery | No Comments
Every year, thousands of curious visitors make their way to China's Jingyuetan National Forest to admire stunning yet fragile figures made from compressed snow. The “Jingyue Snow World Festival”, which opened just a few days ago, is already creating a storm thanks to its wonderful ice sculptures, and this year there are loads of architectural designs in display - from a Disney-style castle to an intricately detailed Russian church.
Jilin Province’s annual ice  festival just opened with a flourish of frosty sculptures in all shapes and sizes. One standout of ephemeral architecture is a detailed fairy castle with a hint of the Chinese Wall  at its foot. A crystalline ice palace is another fantastic example of what a group of dedicated craftsmen can achieve with simple low-tech tools and materials. A herd of galloping horses and a carved Russian church painstakingly created from huge amounts of ice were also on display as part of the annual ice festival.
It takes a lot of time, patience, and manpower to create these frozen water sculptures, and China’s  annual ice festival is definitely worth a visit before it melts.
Via Daily Mail 
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 ice: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/okamoto-studio-carves-14-ice-sculptures-for-a-grace-ful-installation-in-midtown-manhattan/
 Chinese Wall: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_wall
 China’s: http://inhabitat.com/chinas-yanqing-ice-festival-is-a-giant-glowing-city-of-frozen-water/
 Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2252865/Winter-wonderland-Stunning-snow-sculptures-Chinas-annual-ice-festival.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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