|Minsk Gorky Park, The Kingdom of Ice|
|Belarus Cities - Minsk Oblast|
At the beginning of December most people in Belarus wondered whether on New Year's Eve there would be any snow. There was plenty of it and it looks like the tendency of frosty weather (about 15-20 degrees below zero) will please Belarusians till mid February.
(Hm... Looks like a small chocolate house..or the scenery of Dickens' novels. And a fantastic hedgehog!)
What does winter bring beside cold, snow, winter sports and New Year's resolutions? Certainly - easthetic pleasure. How? In the form of strange and beautiful icy monuments, the ones created either by nature or by human beings. The second version of ice monuments and cultures is now exhibited in Gorky Park, in Minsk. We decided to have a look at this wonderful scene and to present some pictures of snowy art.
2 photos above: The place of LOVE worship and an ice house (igloo?) but with a straw roof!
You can't but touch them - though cold, they look awesome! I can't say how many people have taken pictures of the bear, but I can say for sure he's a tremendous success with kids
A real symbol of Belarus winter - a national stove (the element frequently mentioned in Belarusian and Russian fairy-tales)
The fisherman is fishing...
...and Buratino is watching: )
These chess figures are my favourites (I loved them so much that even broke one...)
Birds, birds, birds.. and a cat!
The collection of strange symbols: tiger - the symbol of 2010, the throne - the symbol of might, but the table with a single chair and a bottle?? Post-modernism, really...
P.S. All pictures were taken on the 21st of January, at 7.30 p.m.