In the city of Harbin, China's 31st International Ice and Snow Festival has begun. This is one of the world's largest such events, and always brings some psychedelic wonderment to the bitterly cold city. Here are some photos as the fest gets underway.
Apparently, there's not much to do during Minnesota winters (I kid), because Roger Hanson has been making gigantic ice castles in his spare time. Seriously, they're ginormous. We're talking 65 feet high and 85 feet long humungous beasts of man made nature. How does he do it?
The Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, Heilongjiang China is set to open on January 5, 2011. It's a winter wonderland with buildings made from beautiful ice and snow and the scale is amazing:
It looks like the leader of the Autobots has been taking some cues from the Wonder Twins. He's transformed into the form of a giant ice cube. This icebot was built by the Swiss sculptor Atti and Michel de Kok.
Who says Canada sucks for gadgets? Oh, wait. Well, Ottawa's Winterlude festival includes this huge icy BlackBerry (Curve 8900?), showing hometown hero RIM's contribution to the gadget world. Way to represent, eh? [thanks, Ryan!]
I see my first ice sculpture of the day, and it's not at a buffet.