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Monday, 12 January 2009

Frozen Art

London's first ice sculpting festival took place in front of the Natural History Museum over the weekend. Giant blocks of ice (weighing 2 tons a piece) were carved into amazing sculptures. Smaller blocks were used for those keen to learn this craft.

13 comments:

Celine in London said...

Lucky you! I tried to go on sunday but it was already finished so thanks for that picture, I can have a glimpse of what I missed...

Abraham Lincoln said...

It is a nice reminder of the huge ice palaces and sculptures that they create in Hokkaido at Sapporo, Japan. I was there in 1953 and I just thought it was a super cold place.c

Peter said...

Obviously an ideal time for this festival!

Tanya said...

What fun! It's amazing what they can do with a big block of ice!

FRAPH said...

is it so cold in London that the sculptures get stay?

marley said...

Did you have a go?! Nice angle for the photo.

I used my pun over at Ham's Blog (he had a similar post) :)

The Lone Beader said...

Wow! It looks beautiful!

Julie said...

With the birds and the chimney pots your photo put me to mind of Bleak House - but I digress.

I think there is a major ice-carving festival in Shanghai each year that we in Australia get extensive coverage. It lasts for quite a few days. I don't imagine that the London sculptures lasted very long at all.

Not an easy thing to do, I would image: to carve ice!

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

So cool...no pun intended :)

Babooshka said...

These really are incredible

mkhansen said...

I never would have thought of London for ice sculpture! Is it becoming the frozen north, then? I wonder if this will be the first of many, or not... (It cold also in the 2nd half of the 19th C., I think?)

Ruela said...

beautiful!!!

Babzy said...

I wish i wax there ,i love it !

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