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Harbin Ice Festival 2: Snow Sculptures

Another part of the ice festival is the snow sculptures. I liked this more than the ice sculptures: they were less over-the-top, they were displayed in a park, there were a lot fewer people, and there was a lot of variety. It also helped that it was a beautiful day with very low air pollution (we could even see the blue sky!).

The upcoming year will be the year of the ram, so there were a lot of sheep designs.

The upcoming year will be the year of the ram, so there were a lot of sheep designs.

Side view of the sheep sculpture.

Side view of the sheep sculpture.

A disappointingly large number of sculptures were of western things like Disney.

A disappointingly large number of sculptures were of western things like Disney.

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Western fairy tale

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Something about fast food society.

No, that's not made of snow. It's part of the park's permanent landscaping.

No, that’s not made of snow. It’s part of the park’s permanent landscaping.

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Lion Dance!

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Lotus pods

 

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Chinese phoenix

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Erm

Erm,…

 

Erm

Erm,…

At least Darwin is appreciated somewhere!

At least Darwin is appreciated somewhere!

Einstein

The genius Einstein, and some snow sculpture in the background.

"The gift of the apple:" see Newton, Adam and Eve, and Apple Computer's icon?

“The gift of the apple:” see Newton, Adam and Eve on the left, and Apple Computer’s icon on the right?

One Comment

  1. PMc says:

    Perhaps “less over-the top,” Dennie, but OMG, still over-the-top. Quite stunning.

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