Winter Wonderland is hosted every year, and is always a fun way to spend a few hours. There are various fun things to do while you’re there. You can skate on the ice rink, have a drink in Arctic conditions in Bar Ice, go on the 60 metre giant wheel or one of the smaller rides or grab a bite at one of the food stalls. My favourite part though is seeing the ice statues, like I have in the past.
And they didn’t disappoint, with a bigger range than ever. While the traditional archers, swordsman and axeman were there (fitting for the fairy tale theme), there was also a wider range of animals and mythical figures. The temperature is around -8°c but as long as you wrap up warm you’re fine. It was only my fingers that felt icy, and as part of the exhibition you get a free hand (and foot) warmer which is a nice bonus.
You can get really close to the statues and notice the extraordinary detail there is in each of the sculptures. In the exhibition there are two things that really stand out. One is the fantastic use of lighting. In the main palace building the tinges of purple really add an extra dimension, while on other displays it is blue, green or yellow. The other is the slide within the palace. It really is fun and was in use while I was there. You can also get great photo opportunities on the thrones – either for adults or the junior ones.
Glad you liked it. Are you good with ice? Can you throw a good snowball or make a snowman?
I’m not too bad on snowballs, but I’ll let you judge my snowman skills https://alexraphael.wordpress.com/2013/12/14/travel-snapshot-snowman-london/
So, now I want an Ice Tea. But it has to be hot. So, Hot Ice Tea do you have? Now, really, wonderful statues and great work. I don’t think ice sculpting is easy. Great post, beautiful pictures 🙂
I don’t like tea so you’re on your own with that one haha. I’d be curious how long an ice statue takes to make too.
Maybe you want a vodka on the rocks or whiskey on the rocks 🙂
I like how you think! 🙂
I believe you. I am not allowed at my age to drink that 🙂 although….
The sculptures are incredible. Is he playing a mandolin?
He is indeed. Definitely one of my favourites. Can you play any instruments?
I wonder how long they keep those sculptures around.
I had to learn the accordion when I was a kid. Later on I learned piano and some guitar.
Great to be so musical.
I love it Alex! WOOOWWW!!! Ten million times like on this. You’ve now put me in a Christmas mood 🙂 🙂
Awww, thanks. Have you started your shopping yet? Are you easy to buy for?
Good photos Alex. I am impressed by these sculptures, particularly the guitarist.
They are so talented 🙂
Oh these are really well done! I wish I was this talented haha
We all do haha. I would so create the figures from Disney and Pixar. You could have Mike and Sulley, Olaf, Woody and Buzz, Rapunzel, Carl Fredricksen, Nemo…
Just all the characters haha! 🙂
Olaf would have to go in front of Mikey to continue the joke of his face always being obscured ha.
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