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29th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival

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29th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival

Postby momopi » January 10th, 2013, 12:16 am

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Postby Jester » January 24th, 2013, 4:25 am

I saw the one you posted on another thread an was quite amazed. I've seen ice sculptures at Penn State in State College, Pennsyvania, and also in Quebec. None were like these.

The colored, lighted structures are actually mae from ice?

How long has this been going on?
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Postby momopi » January 24th, 2013, 8:01 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harbin_Int ... e_Festival

The annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival (Chinese: 哈尔滨国际冰雪节; pinyin: Hā'ěrbīn Guójì Bīngxuě Jié) has been held since 1963. It had been interrupted for a number of years during the Cultural Revolution but had been resumed by 1985.
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Postby Jester » January 27th, 2013, 5:12 am

momopi wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harbin_International_Ice_and_Snow_Sculpture_Festival

The annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival (Chinese: 哈尔滨国际冰雪节; pinyin: Hā'ěrbīn Guójì Bīngxuě Jié) has been held since 1963. It had been interrupted for a number of years during the Cultural Revolution but had been resumed by 1985.


:shock:

Amazing how filtered my preconceptions are.

I suspect that I would know more about the world if I had never read a newspaper or turned on a television.
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Postby momopi » January 27th, 2013, 6:31 am

Since ice sculptures melt and this kind of festival can only be seasonal, there's a certain beauty in its impermanence. The beauty can only be enjoyed in the moment that is "now" and no amount of photos or videos will ever match the experience of being there in-person.
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Postby Jester » January 27th, 2013, 6:44 am

momopi wrote:Since ice sculptures melt and this kind of festival can only be seasonal, there's a certain beauty in its impermanence. The beauty can only be enjoyed in the moment that is "now" and no amount of photos or videos will ever match the experience of being there in-person.


Message noted.

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