Ice is closer to the natural state of the universe, cold and lifeless. Earth’s orbit lies in a “Goldilocks zone” where we may seasonally experience icy environments, but never freeze completely. In contrast to Ice, Fire can be a life-sustaining, constructive element, but on the other hand, a powerful destructive force.
Here are breathtaking photos of around the world of “Life in Contrast: Ice & Fire” according to Boston.com. It’s worth checking them all. [via Boston]
Members of the public enjoy a late afternoon walk on the frozen Lake of Menteith, on January 4, 2010 in Scotland.
The Tungurahua volcano spews ashes and lava on January 11, 2010, in Cotalo, Ecuador, 135km south of Quito.
Ice and snow cover Madrid’s famous landmark Cibeles fountain in downtown Madrid January 11, 2010. Snow and icy weather blanketed large parts of Spain and Europe, disrupting air, road and train travel.
Performers dressed in Santa Claus costumes spit fire during a break in a Sichuan opera show in Suining, Sichuan province, China on December 19, 2009.