Giant Chinese Snow Santa!

December 30th, 2008at 08:45pm Posted by Eli

You heard me.

Giant Snow Santa

China’s freezing northern city of Harbin is building what organizers say is the world’s largest Santa Claus ice sculpture.

The giant Father Christmas, 160 meters (525 ft) long and 24 meters high, centers on an enormous face of Father Christmas, complete with flowing beard and hat.

(…)

Every year the city plays host to a world-renowned ice festival. But the effects of global warming are taking a toll as the snow and ice now melt more rapidly than in the past.

Organizers said they had to artificially make snow for the Santa Claus sculpture.

Still, the sculpture has attracted thousands of tourists from all over the country who want to enjoy a white Christmas despite worries over the economic downturn.

I think the war against global warming has just merged with the War On Christmas.  Talk about strange bedfellows.

Entry Filed under: Art/Architecture,Coolness,Environment,Weirdness


Contact Eli





Feeds

Linkedelia!

Most Recent Posts

Archives

Categories

Calendar

December 2008
M T W T F S S
« Nov   Jan »
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  


Thinking Blogger

Pittsburgh Webloggers

Site Meter


View My Stats *