Fantastic Ice Buildings and Structures to View
Well, winter is fast approaching and to top off our most recent review about the 5 Sunny Destinations During the Winter Season, we now turn our creative attention towards looking at some beautiful man-made wonders – Fantastic Ice Buildings and Structures to View – made and based from “ice.” Ice, we all know, is the solid form of water and is malleable for sculpting into objects that will last for as long the temperature or thermostat permits and long enough for people of all ages to appreciate as works of art, and for children to interact with in the case of tangible ice systems – like slides or tunnels – that may or may not be complicated but are always there to make us stop and stare! Much like summer’s sand castles, this time doubly dramatic and extreme.
Let’s look at some festivals that celebrate the wonder and the miracle that is Ice, and check some notable ice creations and Fantastic Ice Buildings and Structures to View from all over the world in this review:
A Look Back at Ice
Here’s what one of the recent reviews says of frozen architecture: “Worldwide, snow shows, ice hotels and festivals have attracted numerous visitors with glistening snows and stunning lighting solutions. Furthermore, this frozen water strategy presents a sustainable solution par excellence, where the manufacturing and even disposal causes no harm to the environment.”
Ice sculpting can emerge from places that actually have snow or ice, like in Finland, or in other places where some grand setup with an ice setting system and where comparatively “artificial” or recruited ice blocks or ice material are arranged to form a piece, a work or an entire structure like the “world’s most glamorous ice bar” – Minus 5 Ice Bar in the deserts of Las Vegas – or China’s natural gigantic ice castles. Other notable examples are the world’s biggest snow fort, the SnowCastle of Kemi, was built specially for children with varying themes every year since its creation in 1996. Some ice castles like the Jungfraujoch have ice as their floor and features furniture likewise made of ice.
Castles are getting bigger, turning into restaurants, inclusive of hotels or chapels, getting taller. We see in our Fantastic Ice Buildings and Structures to View reviews that creations made of ice seem to be a fusion of the classic elements of both visual or spatial art and architecture, leading noted designers from both fields to collaborate to form thought-provoking works of ice.
The “Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival” in China is the world’s largest ice and snow festival according to our Fantastic Ice Buildings and Structures to View reviews. With two main exhibition areas – Sun Island and Ice and Snow World – the whole world now enjoys the beautiful attractions on display on a massive scale beginning January 5, winter, every year.
Ice castles are beautiful things and what makes us appreciate them is their transient haunting qualities that will make you love nature and the things that man can make by hand even more.
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