The world's largest snow sculpture, 'Romantic feelings', at the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival 2008

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    I have some closer shots of this, but a cropped photo can't express the huge size of this magnificent snow sculpture. Best viewed in a larger size.

    The Harbin Ice and Snow festival is held annually in January, lasting around a month. This snow sculpture, entitled 'Romantic Feelings' was designed to be the world's largest , measuring about 35m tall and 162m long.

    It was made by joining together 15ft square blocks of natural ice and snow, taken from the nearby Songhua River, which have been compressed to withstand blows from hatchets, saws and shovels.

    Read this daily mail article for more info!

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    a.brunod, Atila Yumusakkaya, and 20 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. G0Da 65 months ago | reply

      That is one large snow castle.

    2. maisonburke 65 months ago | reply

      Magnificent sculpture and photograph.

    3. flickrgao 65 months ago | reply

      Very impressive.

    4. catherine-emily 64 months ago | reply

      Wow . . . I'm impressed with both the photo and the people who made that. The details when viewed large are really quite wonderful.

    5. spider devine 62 months ago | reply

      Hey that is a sweet picture- I have just created an article about the Harbin Ice and Snow Winter Festival in China on the website www.festivalpig.com

      Here is the link to my article

      www.festivalpig.com/Chinas-Ice-Snow-Festival.html

      Would t be possible to please feature your picure on my article ?

      Thanks & Peace,

      C.

    6. dlocken 55 months ago | reply

      Impressive. Must've been a tricky exposure? Sun directly on the snow, but other objects still OK, how'd you do that?

    7. rainerbaur 41 months ago | reply

      fantastic, da gibt es hoffentlich keine plus- Grade-

    8. Ripple Sage 31 months ago | reply

      Thanks for sharing! It's a worthwhile experience to go to see the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.

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