While sand sculptures are by now a yearly event in Berlin (see here, here, here, here, here, here, and here), ice sculptures are new in Berlin.
While there had been individual ice sculptures for various events, they were usually just made for a specific day and left to melt afterwards.
But in 2009, there was an exhibition of ice sculptures, carved by Chinese sculptures, which was housed in a refrigerated hall for almost three months.
I went there on a Sunday afternoon in December 2009 and was a bit surprised that the place was mostly deserted.
But that was also quite convenient, since I could walk around, look and photograph at leisure.
The lighting was almost exclusively in primary colours, so things sometimes looked more like being made from Lego bricks instead of ice blocks.
But most of the sculptures were expertly done and looked quite expressive/impressive.
Themes ranged from Arctic animals, local landmarks and Chinese structures to extinct animals and fairy tales.
Here are some pictures:
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