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|
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