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28 An Ice Palace in St. Petersburg

An Ice Palace in St. Petersburg

Posted on August 26, 2007 by


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So when it’s minus sixty seven – what do people do? Oh they have some fun, for sure. For example how about building a big ice palace on the city square putting outside real bowls with plants and inside cakes made of snow…

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28 Responses to “An Ice Palace in St. Petersburg”

  1. John from Kansas says:

    Wow! That is absolutely incredible!

    • soviet says:

      This tradition of building ice palaces in the winter is quite common in St. Petersburg and Moscow and goes back to the time if the Tsars.

      • Texas2 says:

        And in Siberia specially.but poor builders of Siberian `castles`not AWARDED properly.they died in their ice castles.this tradition of building from snow and ice is still preserved by PUTIN.

  2. Kazik says:

    That is absolutely stunning. Imagine seeing those in 19th century!

  3. maxD says:

    How do they get the ice to be so transparent ?

  4. Texas1 says:

    Russian cock is all what i need now !

  5. Justin says:

    That is magnificent! True labour of love.

  6. matt says:

    Do you think they make test icicles?

  7. Richard S. says:

    A company in Quebec builds these ice hotels and you can actually rent the rooms.

  8. John from Kansas says:

    This is art!

  9. D says:

    Pros is a closet homosexual and this is his way of expressing it.

  10. Jeff Thompson says:

    Very impressive and detailed ice carving.

    I’ve heard that one way to make a clear ice block is to vibrate the water as it being frozen, so the air bubbles that would cloud the ice will break on the surface.

    The St. Paul, Minnesota Winter Carnival has a history of building ice castles going back to the late 1800’s. Here is a link to a gallery of ice castle photos:

    http://www.mnhs.org/places/historycenter/exhibits/wintercarnival/gallery.htm

  11. TDKs says:

    Ice palaces – how to:

    Slow freeze good clear water. The slower, the more sediments that make it cloudy sink to the bottom to be removed, and the ice crystals form a neat, tight lattice. Less likely to break and creates a nice clarity in the finished product.

    Tools: Chainsaws, special chisels and die-grinders – or if you’re lazy and untalented, a computer numerical control machine to do it all for you.

    Get your slow frozen ice, remove any parts that do not look like the object you are looking for, for instance, if it does not look like a tiger and you want to make a tiger, simply remove all the bits that do not look like the tiger.

    Polish and place somewhere cold with low humidity.

  12. Plombie Lyon says:

    Wow, it’s beautiful !

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