INW Vice President, Kay Morrison, turned us on to this: The Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival. A city made of ice! And Snow! Crazy, huh? Crazier still is that this is one of the FOUR largest ice festivals in the world along with Japan, Quebec, and Norway.
This annual Festival, located in Northeastern China, is a month long event that starts in early January and runs for an entire month (sometimes longer) and features huge ice sculptures including palaces and pagodas. Now, I’m not a huge fan of the cold, but the sheer scope and beauty of this is really something to behold.
Check out more pictures after the jump.
There are lots more images at The Boston Globe’s Big Picture.