Thursday, October 22, 2009

Yekat Ice Sculpture Festival--January 2009

I think I posted these to FB but didn't put them up on the blog. I walked from our apartment up to the main square where the annual Ice Festival was in full swing. It's a Siberian tradition with artists coming from across the region to celebrate the winter. It was -8F and I lasted about 2 hours outside with several layers on to keep me warm. The festival theme was China to honor the Shanghai Summit which happened this summit in Yekat.

As much as I wasn't a fan of our time in Russia, this is one of the cool things about living there.

1 comment:

njtworld said...

Wow. Those were amazing.

Happy to have gotten to see the sculptures from my 70 degree living room.