13 Icy sauna

Icy sauna

Posted on March 9, 2010 by

ice sauna 3This building of ice blocks appears in Baikalsk for the third time. Baikalsk is a small town not far from Irkutsk on the southern bank of the Baikal Lake. Winters are long and severe here. This allows to build anything from ice and it will stand for a long time. But it’s hard to imagine two incompatible things together – ice walls and 120 Celsius degrees heat inside a sauna. But it’s true. Water-boiling temperatures are divided from freezing ice only with a 1-inch-thick partition.

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13 Responses to “Icy sauna”

  1. DougW says:

    :) ice toilet.. be fast or get stuck.

  2. Cool, I’d like to sauna in that!

  3. BigMike says:

    The sad part is that in Summer these Russian will be homeless again. They cant even afford proper toilet paper.

  4. Kirov Number 4 says:

    There’s nothing like living inside an ice cube.

  5. New Fake Kirov says:

    The ice looks like diamonds.

  6. nastouch says:

    we were there a day before yesterday.
    that guy says if he doesn’t find any sponsor for the next year he won’t build it anymore. the sauna is quite expensive and doesn’t pay for itself.
    so if you know any ethusiast, don’t hesitate to help that good Siberian :)

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