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China’s Snow World Festival Opens With Amazing Displays of Ice Architecture
Posted By Ana Lisa Alperovich On December 26, 2012 @ 5:10 pm In Architecture,Art,carousel showcase,gallery | No Comments
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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URLs in this post:
 ice sculptures: http://inhabitat.com/6-incredible-ice-sculptures-that-will-melt-away-when-spring-comes/
 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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