Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, or, Awwwwwww Blogging Nostalgia

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When I was 10 years younger, a wee lass armed with little more than a deadjournal account and a whole lot of indignation, my first ever blog post was, in fact, about the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival. Now, as then, I'm stunned by the majesty of these creations, the perfect marriage of nature's providence and human achievement.

The child in me is more than a little pleased at seeing a Mario 64 level come to life:

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Made even more stunning with fireworks and embedded lighting:

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A view from the top of one of the ice sculptures:

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Please, please, check out the rest of the photos, then come  back and share our favorites.

(all photos credited and h/t to Boston.com, which you should click to, b/c holy amazeballs, batman!)

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3 Responses to “ Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, or, Awwwwwww Blogging Nostalgia ”

  1. This is incredible and also happens to be the level of Mario Kart that I suck at most (other than Rainbow Road) so I would expect to fall on my arse many times if I was there, even without the flying shells. Though it would also be awesome. I

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  2. theoncominghope24 January 2012 02:07

    Lol. I'm pretty sure this is everyone's worst MK nightmare. (I'm a master at Rainbow Road, but I know a little secret...)

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  3. Geomission2 Com16 May 2012 11:40

    A beutiful place it looks like to me although very cold. God says in his word , the Bible , who is able to stand before his cold ? The answer is no one. But the creator God , The Father , The Son , and the Holy Spirit primarily through the Son , the Lord Jesus Christ. Who also came into the world to save sinners. His creation who had sinned against him , Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden and all of us became sinners separated from God. Who individually need to repent of their sins and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved. He died for all our sins on the cross , was buried , and rose from the dead the third day, was seen of men , and went back up to heaven. He is the only way to go to God's heaven and miss hell fire forever. For more information , Holy Bible dot com and fbnradio dot com. Sincerely ; Read and Listen.

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