A few more king-sized icicles

It’s going to take a few more days to show you the rest of my trip to the Sapporo Snow Festival, so let’s get started.  Here are today’s installments.  The first is a close-up of a sculpture that was in the background of the last slide from my most recent posting.

Ice sculpture


Ice sculpture


Ice sculpture


Not-so-icy sculpture

This one wasn’t created from snow, but I thought it photo-worthy nonetheless.  Looks like something one might see somewhere in Scandinavia, doesn’t it?  OK, so I haven’t been to Scandinavia, and I’ve only seen such things on VuMaster slides, but I do have many X chromosome DNA markers in common with some people from Finland.  So there.  I have a voice.  Or my ancestors did.  Or something.

Peaceful bridge

I’ll conclude today’s offerings with this peaceful-looking stone bridge.  I find this, and most of the other non-sculpture photos quite fascinating, since I have no memory whatsoever of seeing these scenes, much less of taking these photos.   But I did.  I might have been sleepwalking, but I definitely did.  Or, maybe it had something to do with a refill of my mizu wari or my chu hai.  If you don’t know what those are, I am leaving their definitions as an exercise to the blog browser.

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