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Churches and Other Structures Made of Ice and Snow

Put together by Cheryl K. from CherMyOpinion www.myopinionsowned.blogspot.com

Take a look at these amazing photos of Churches and other buildings and even a city made from only ice and snow. Amazing works of art!

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Churches and Other Structures Made of Ice and Snow


Put together by Cheryl K. from CherMyOpinion www.myopinionsowned.blogspot.com January 23, 2014

Below you will find pictures I found and put together here that include Churches from around the world. Now these Churches are not just your ordinary churches these are made of ice and/or snow. Take a look at these amazing places of worship.

CHINA
Although the Chinese government makes it difficult for Christians to obtain church buildings, a large church was made from snow at China's Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. To view more structures here are several photos from just before the festival, and of the opening night. Click link here or (31 photos total) visit site linked below

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/01/harbin_ice_and_snow_sculpture.html

Sweden
This is the Ice Church of the original ICE HOTEL in Jukkasjrvi Sweden. Both hotel and church are made entire of snow and ice cut from frozen Trone river.The Ice Church hosts wedding ceremonies for couples all around the world (in -5 c temperature.) The Ice Church exists between Dec 23rnd to the end of April. http://blogs.christianpost.com/thegallery/photos-churches-made-ofice-and-snow-19639/

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Germany
The church at Mitterfirmiansreut, dubbed Gods Igloo by one German newspaper, is more than 65 feet in length and also contains a tower. It was initially planned to be open before Christmas, according to Spiegel International Online, but the construction was delayed by warm weather and a lack of snow. The Church is built entirely of snow and ice. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2011/12/bavarian-villagers-build-church-out-of-snowand-ice/

Romania
Romania's first ice church was inaugurated by priests on January 6, 2007, the Christian Epiphany Day.The church, located in the Carpathian Mountains, took a month to create with ice taken from the nearby Lake Balea. Not the first of its kind, many other countries are hosts to ice hotel and ice church combinations that lure tourists looking for a chilly way to get married or baptized. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/01/photogalleries/wip-week11/index.html

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Here are some more incredible buildings made from Ice and Snow. Aurora Ice Museum in Alaska

Deep in the heart of Alaskan territory lie the Chena Hot Springs, but the complex, paradoxically, is more famous for something at the other end of the heat spectrum: the Aurora Ice Museum. Made by 15-time world champion ice carver Steve Brice and his wife Helen, the museum is open all year round. Bars and rooms are the usual frosty affair, but the museum's real wow factor comes from its namesake: a breathtaking view of the Aurora Borealis. http://www.chenahotsprings.com/ice-museum/

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, Norway

All interior and exterior is made of snow and ice in this luxurious hotel, even the glasses in the bar. The front door of Norway's Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel in Alta would be indistinguishable from the rest of its snowy surroundings were it not covered in reindeer fur. Step through the door and you enter a long corridor leading to a bar, chapel, gallery and 30 bedrooms; all are carved from ice. http://www.visitnorway.com/us/Where-to-go-us/Northern-Norway/Alta/Sorrisniva-Igloo-Hotel-in-Alta/ CherMyOpinion www.myopinionowned.blogspot.com

Snow Palace in London

An artist is challenging global warming by exhibiting ice sculptures of London landmarks outdoors at the height of the British summer. The ice sculptures of Post Office Tower, The London Eye, St Pauls Cathedral and Big Ben are on display in the capital. Artist Percy Salazar created the piece to promote Chinese Harbin Lager for the Taste of London Food Festival. Spectacular ice sculptures are a celebrated tradition in Harbin, China. http://www.snowaddiction.org/2013/10/top-10-coolest-snow-buildings.html

Yangqing Ice Festival, China


Yanqing Ice Festival takes place as part of the Chinese Lantern Festival, one of the most popular events of the year in Northern China to celebrate the New Year. An entire city made of ice rises from the ground and is lit up by colourful neons and fairy lights to create a magical and unforgettable experience at night.

http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/02/06/10332831-large-ice-sculptures-lit-with-bright-colors-atchinese-festival?lite

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Winter Wonderland: Thousands flock to see Chinese city made entirely from ICE
While the U.S. shivers while in the grip of a 'polar vortex' which has seen temperatures plummet to 26C, in China they are celebrating the winter temperatures with a spectacular ice sculpture festival.

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Fireworks light up the sky during the opening ceremony of the International Ice and Snow festival held in Harbin, north-east China. Each of the buildings you can see in the distance is made of ice. http://in.news.yahoo.com/lightbox/winterwonderland-the-chinese-city-madeentirely-of-ice-1388402601slideshow/fireworks-are-set-off-during-theopening-ceremony-of-the-international-iceand-snow-festival-pa-photo1389006861361.html

Revelers explore the buildings on display at the area named 'Grand Ice and Snow World', and walk on the ice bridge. http://in.news.yahoo.com/lightbox/winter-wonderland-the-chinese-city-made-entirelyof-ice-1388402601-slideshow/revellers-explore-the-buildings-on-display-at-the-grand-ice-and-snowworld-and-walk-on-the-ice-photo-1389006861259.html

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Tourists take photos of the spectacular landscapes, which include rows of trees decked out in colourful lights. http://in.news.yahoo.com/lightbox/winter-wonderland-the-chinese-city-made-entirely-of-ice1388402601-slideshow/tourists-take-photos-of-the-spectacular-landscapes-which-include-rows-ofcolourful-trees-pa-photo-1389006863821.html

Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival 2013 Russia

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