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24 Exceptional Ice Sculptures – Photos

It’s easy to think of kissing swans and cocktail luges when you hear the term, ice sculptures. These days it seems like no over-the-top event is missing one. Thanks to Kristin Conard at the Matador Network, we’ve learned that there are festivals, contests, and exhibitions for ice sculptures that showcase how frozen water can be made into art. Here are 24 exceptional ice sculptures from around the world.

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The annual Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in China.

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The towers of the 2009 Harbin Ice and Snow Festival.

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A laboratory and library at the 2009 Bruges Snow and Ice Festival.

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Showdown on Ice by Dan Rebholz at the 2007 Winterlude festival.

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A traditional temple at the 2008 Harbin festival.

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Rodin’s “The Thinker” on ice in 2010 in Paris.

Check out more Exceptional Ice Sculptures over at Matador Network.