26th International Festival of “Ice & Snow” is celebrated in north-eastern city Harbin, China. Full city can be found with massive buildings of ice, large scale snow sculptures, ice slides, festival food and drinks can be found in several parks in the city. Night lights are included, and the visitors see as the sculptures are illuminated from both inside and outside.
This year festival was opened on January 5th and will last until some time in February. Collected here are several photos from just before the festival, and of the opening night. [via Boston]
Couples participate in a group wedding ceremony before the image of Beijing Temple of Heaven from the snow on Jan. 6th, 2010. The wedding was organized by the Government, and the ceremony was attended by 28 couples, which was attended by representatives of local authorities.
People came to see the ice sculptures in a park in Harbin night January 3rd, 2010.
Ice sculptures are illuminated from within at the annual festival of snow and ice in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang in China on Jan. 5, 2010. Fairy-tale castles, towering pagodas and even the Egyptian sphinx in the guise of ice – all this can be seen at this year’s festival.
People came to the Coliseum ice on snow and ice festival in Harbin, January 3rd, 2010.
People go to the lighted stairs to the International Festival of snow and ice on Dec. 24th, 2009.