Friday, December 23, 2011

Ice Ice Baby

While out Christmas shopping with The Shaker for our girls this past weekend, we came across the annual ice-carving event in Arnhem.  I always forget about this event, and usually stumble across it while shopping.  We took a few minutes to look at the finished and still-in-progress ice sculptures. 

I knew that the free newspaper, Arnhemse Koerier, would do a story on the event.  Hoping that my Dutch is good, this is what is said in the article: “each team is given, 5 blocks of ice, each measuring a meter.”  All of the teams use really cool power tools including chainsaws and it was fun watching them use these to shape their finished projects.  I don’t know exactly when they can start but they start in the morning and were finished by 7:00 when we came back for dinner. 
This was our favorite
The Heineken beer ads here are really funny

This is the one that won the grand prize of 1,000 euros

These guys were still working hard at about 4:30-5:00 p.m.

Something for everyone, Angry Birds

This was cool, a tree frog with this suspended cluster of  fruit

The Martini Knitter

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