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The 30th Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival was officially opened on January 5th in Harbin, located in the north-east of China. It’s now one of the world’s biggest snow and ice festivals and one of the most popular winter destinations in China. For one month icy wonderland will be filled with winter themed attractions, 240-meter-long ice slide, gigantic spectacular sculptures like replicas of Colosseum and Empire State Building made of ice blocks from the frozen Songhua River and illuminated with colorful LED lights. 500,000 square meter space packed with all kinds of winter fun, could it be more exciting!
We’ve all seen it on the news, some us lived its bitterness, but just in case you haven’t heard about it – The most part of the US and southern Canada suffered from an unprecedented freeze, a polar vortex, an arctic blast, that took temperatures down to new record lows for these areas, impacting some 240 million people. With wind chill factored in, cities like Minneapolis, Chicago, and Toronto saw temperatures as low as -50 C (-58 F). Photos of these frozen cities have went viral online over the past few days, displaying what looked like a modern-day ice age….
A beautiful black and white photograph of Krakow, Poland in winter, snapped by polish photographer Marcin Ryczek. An image that can be considered a once-in-a-lifetime shot that is full of contrast between black/white, water/snow, and person/animals – all split by one clear vertical line. Simply amazing! [Via Colossal]
Originally an orienteering mapmaker, 54 years old Simon Beck from Southern England, educated at Millfield School and Oxford University, got fond of expressing himself through gigantic snow “crop circles” look art. It all started once he bought an apartment in Les Arcs, French ski resort in 2004. Each creation takes around 10 hours of walking in snowshoes and covers a significant piece of frozen lake sometimes even size of 6 football fields. The artist usually draw the design on a piece of paper before starting and as soon as he ready the only thing he is using outside is the handheld orienteering compass and pace…