Minnesota Snow Sculpting
Minnesota state (USA) is famous for its cold and long winter, thus, a winter festival event is something you can expect to happen there. Saint Paul, its capital city, hold an annual winter carnival for two weeks by the end of January to early February this year. To my surprise, this winter carnival has been ongoing since year 1886! It considered as one of oldest carnivals in the USA. One of the events in the annual winter carnival was Minnesota’s snow sculpting competition. It was a state level competition and the snow sculpting team who won the race would represent the state at the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition.
The competition was organized every year whenever there was enough snow. I had thought the state would never have been lacking snow, well, I was wrong. Some years back, they had to cancel the competition due to lack of snow. Last week Saint Paul has enough snow, but the temperature was warm for the Minnesotan winter in January. It was zero to 2 degree Celcius (32-35 degree Fahrenheit) and the melting few snow sculptures were demolished for safety reason. I visited Saint Paul on the third day after the competition was over and the winners were announced. Unfortunately only the medium size snow sculptures stayed but it was still fun to see the snow sculptures especially when they were lighted up at night.
Salute to the snow sculpture artists and congratulations to the winners. I can not even make a proper snowman, thus, I am sure I won’t be able to make such creative sculptures from snow and even so in the cold weather!
The Saint Paul Winter Carnival is still continued this week with various events and it will end on Sunday, February 7th. More information about the events of the Carnival, please visit: https://www.wintercarnival.com/
Hi Indah! How are you liking your American life so far? 😄. Great pics!
Thank you! I think I adjust the cold winter well 😀 hahaha, and love the facts that I can find some Indonesian ingredients here – so far it is enjoyable 🙂
These look so…cool 😉 What a mighty snowfall you have got. You will learn to build a snowman in no time, Indah! 🙂
We had two days of snowing – unbelievable! It was my first time to experience so much snow – hahaha, it may take time to build a snowman well, it is too cold 😀
These are amazing! And the photos, too! That’s impressive to have a winter carnival for so many years.
Thank you so much! Yes, I hope it still continued for longer term!
Merveilleuses photos de sculptures de glace avec de belles lumière 🙂
Merci Denise 🙂
awesome pictures 🙂
Thank you so much Leyla!
Amazing sculptures! 🙂
Many thanks Rose 🙂 Happy weekend!!
Thanks Indah and have a lovely weekend too!!
Beautifully captured. You have lovely aesthetics.