London's First Ice Sculpting Festival

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London's First Ice Sculpting Festival
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While freezing temperatures descended upon us this weekend, it was perfect conditions for London's first ice sculpting festival which was held outside the Natural History Museum. Sculptors from Britain, France, Netherlands, Bulgaria and Italy wielded chainsaws, ice picks and chisels and carved their way through a two tonne block of ice each. Creations were along the theme of "Wildlife in the City" and there were some impressive efforts. The Netherlands won with a sculpture of a dutch lady picking petals from a flower but our favourite? Well, that's not that hard to guess. Britain's sculpture was a godzilla like pigeon towering over London's landmarks including the Gherkin with impressive detailing, Big Ben and even part of the London Eye.

Last Updated 11 January 2009