Although winter is finally, slowly buggering off, my mind has still been wandering across all things frosty. Today my brain marbles and eyes happened upon the majestic Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in China. Ice always looks pretty awesome, but these Chinese fellas really take it to another, much grander level.
China’s quite a long way away apparently so it’s quite possible I’ll never make it to the actual event. So I’ll make do with photos for now, what an impressive bastard it is:
The festival occurs every January in Zhaolin Park and lasts around about a month, depending on how quickly things melt. The festival has been going on yearly (with a brief rest during the Cultural Revolution) since 1963.
More awesome photos on the next page: