Friday, May 28, 2004

Ice Maidens

Apropos of absolutely nothing, I found these pictures, and was so impressed I decided to post the link. These sculptures are done in snow! This is part of a Snow Festival in Harbin, China. Harbin (formerly known as Ping Kiang) is a city of 9.4 million ~300 miles from Vladivostok, and is actually further north. Winter temperatures commonly reach -40 degrees below zero (farenheit OR centigrade, take your choice). Great place for a Snow Festival.

Most Americans tend to think of China in a political sense, or as a dirt-poor country. We tend to ignore cultural and other aspects of their society.


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