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Figuri otledi snjag - panoramic


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Figuri otledi snjag - panoramic

  1. 1. The Ice and Snow festival of Harbin
  2. 2. <ul><li>The temperatures in Harbin are often enough down to minus 40°C and remain over a half year below the freezing point. This city is in Chinese Manchuria, appropriately 450 km northwest from Wladiwostok in Siberia. Here one can enjoy the winter best by a “open air festival”! </li></ul><ul><li>The inhabitants of Harbin organize a match each year of snow and ice sculptures. It is a competition around the most beautiful buildings. </li></ul>
  3. 3. DELIVERY of the BUILDING MATERIAL : Snow and Ice
  4. 4. <ul><li>Art, special skills and patience </li></ul><ul><li>A proof of the architecture </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>The building of snow and ice sculptures has its origin already in the Mandschu time, the first exhibition was only 1963. The annual festival dates, however, starting in 1985. Since then, the festival grew to a massive Event, to which millions tourists come from all over the world. Thus the sculptures have become more beautiful and more artistic each year; this bear is a small part of a 50 meter wall sculpture. </li></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>Each part realized by individual competitors. Each team receives a Snowblock of 3 x 3 m, from which it makes its figures. </li></ul><ul><li>These teams come from all parts of the world: Russia, Japan, Canada, France and even of South Africa. </li></ul>
  7. 10. <ul><li>Here one sees a sunset behind the entrance sculpture. The Festival area is erected in the open area north the Songhua Jiang river, in Harbin.  </li></ul>
  8. 12. <ul><li>I was surprised to see a sculpture of a Indian native of North America in the northeast of China. The figure was built by a Canadian team. </li></ul>
  9. 14. <ul><li>The still of the evening grew more beautiful, and now the “correct” Ice festival could begin . </li></ul>
  10. 19. <ul><li>The Ice festival stretches over a few kilometers. Neon lights strengthen the effect even more and in the background, one hears quiet music . </li></ul>
  11. 21. <ul><li>Here is an overview of the Ice festival. One could think, one is in Disneyland. Everywhere there are food and drink stands. The only difference is the deep temperatures and that everything is built from ice. </li></ul>
  12. 23. <ul><li>A palace in the Russian style. </li></ul>
  13. 25. <ul><li>This wall is also an ice-skating rink, on which one can slide down at high speed. </li></ul>
  14. 29. <ul><li>A ship (a Dschunke), completely from ice built, with passengers on board.  </li></ul>
  15. 31. <ul><li>The most popular activity with the festival is climbing on the large ice wall. All of the ice comes from the Songhua Jiang river, a tributary of the Russian Amur. </li></ul>
  16. 33. <ul><li>The Snow festival is a name for art, while the Ice festival is a showplace for architecture. </li></ul>
  17. 39. <ul><li>One can see this Thai temple in the Disney film” Wonders OF China”. </li></ul>