Christmas might be over but that doesnâ€™t mean winter is! In the northeast of China in a cold city named Harbin, a frozen river named the Songhua is being cut up and made into something wonderful. This is, of course, the 26th International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. Some of the sculptures that have been created are truly breath taking.Â Why are we featuring this, you ask?Â Check out the abundant usage of LEDs!
Take the one above for example, itâ€™s a collection of sculptures of large statues and monuments from around the world. You can see the Sphinx and Chinese sculptures amongst others. At night time, all the lights are switched on to illuminate the normally crystal clear sculptures. Of course, the sculptures of major world buildings lit up look even better.
Here is a view of the huge ice-buildings from a distance. Each one artistically illuminated in vivid colours. I can only imagine the amount of man-power it took to construct all of these gigantic sculptures.
They also have some astounding historic buildings such as castles, palaces and of course, the ruins of the Roman coliseum. Below, we have a video of the opening ceremony for the festival which will end in late February.