The Enchanting Wonderland of Chinese Ice Sculptures

The Chinese city of Harbim makes good of all the ice and the snow around to organize the International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. Cold winds and the ingenuity of the ice artists make these sculptures look great and the city a winter wonderland. Temperature in the city is around -16.67 degrees Celsius, so they don’t have to worry much about carving the sculptures or having them stay put for the duration of the festival.

American marine in Afghanistan sends home his ice statue for Christmas

Neil Bucken, a marine serving in Afghanistan, wanted to be home for his sister’s birthday and for Christmas. However, he couldn’t be home for holidays, but his family was treated with a 7-feet tall ice statue of the 1st Lt. Neil Bucken, holding a red rose in his hands. The statue was created by Vincent Nuzzolese, who used Bucken’s photograph for sculpting, and moved by the marine’s story, even waived the $1000 fee. Weighing 800 pounds, the statue was delivered a day before the birthday of Bucken’s 11 year old sister.

Via: NY Post, DeviceNation