A frozen city of ice, colours and lights

By Guido Trombetta on 12:23 PM
People visit ice sculptures for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li
REUTERS/Sheng Li

In winter time Ice Sculptures exhibitions are quite common and could be really amazing. In China, lately, are used to go the whole hog and so for the 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival they have sculpted a whopping whole city of ice, with even multitracks ice slides, Walt Disney's alike castles and pagoda temples, everything marvellously enlightened creating colourful dreamlike sceneries.
The Festival will take place in Harbin from January 5th 2009 while these pictures were taken December 23rd by REUTERS photographer Sheng Li and can be seen in this Reuters Gallery:
Frozen City

People visit ice sculptures for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li
REUTERS/Sheng Li
People visit ice sculptures for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li
REUTERS/Sheng Li
People visit ice sculptures for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li
REUTERS/Sheng Li
People visit ice sculptures for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li
REUTERS/Sheng Li
People visit ice sculptures for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li
REUTERS/Sheng Li
People visit ice sculptures for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li
REUTERS/Sheng Li
People visit ice sculptures for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li
REUTERS/Sheng Li
People visit ice sculptures for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li
REUTERS/Sheng Li
People visit ice sculptures for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li
REUTERS/Sheng Li
People visit ice sculptures for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li
REUTERS/Sheng Li
People visit ice sculptures for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li
REUTERS/Sheng Li