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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

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Jilin Province’s annual ice [1] 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 [2] 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 [3] annual ice festival is definitely worth a visit before it melts.

Via Daily Mail [4]

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[1] ice: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/okamoto-studio-carves-14-ice-sculptures-for-a-grace-ful-installation-in-midtown-manhattan/

[2] Chinese Wall: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_wall

[3] China’s: http://inhabitat.com/chinas-yanqing-ice-festival-is-a-giant-glowing-city-of-frozen-water/

[4] 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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