Saturday, January 29, 2011

"V" is for . . .

Viking!

This sculpture was probably 6 feet tall. Amazing.


To answer some of the questions, I believe the teams had 48 hours to complete their work. Many teams pulled all-nighters, but the high-school entrants had to go home at 11PM. (Their starting blocks of snow were smaller). This year presented almost ideal conditions, and we were lucky enough to go through the displays about an hour after sculptors completed their work. Some years, by the time we get down there, our typical late-January warmup has caused softening of the detail.

12 comments:

  1. If you want to learn more about the vikings - listen to this http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00sqw6p

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  2. That would be almost intimidating! I wonder how many hours/days it takes to sculpt some of these...I would be in tears to see it melt!

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  3. http://jackscrap.wordpress.com/January 29, 2011 at 5:17 PM

    Another amazing sculpture, he looks very warrior-like.

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  4. Looks like Thor greeting warriors in Valhalor!

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  5. V is also for Val! You should have gotten in the picture, too! ;-)

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  6. Kim is right! Or was this guy waiting for the outhouse to be free? How long do people have to make these?

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  7. The detail is amazing. VERY amazing.

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  8. What a fantastic array of snow sculpture photos. And this Viking is great.

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  9. another marvellous sculpture. Must take a lot of time building this kind of art.

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  10. Late January warmup...what's that!!

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  11. This is such an excellent shot, Val. All the detail needed and the snow is just right.

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  12. All of the snow sculptures were awesome! I think the one with the polar bear and turtle was my favorite.

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