When we were in Bruges we heard about a Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival – the only one of its kind in Europe. Located in Station Square, directly in front of the grand station building, the festival has become a Winter tradition in Bruges which fascinates people of all ages.
This year saw a World first, a unique interpretation of the new Disney film ‘Frozen’, the big-screen comedy adventure. It follows on from last time which saw the Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival create 90 Disney characters to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Disneyland Paris.
Frozen is based on a fearless optimist called Anna who sets off on an epic journey. She teams up with rugged POcast IMG_0607mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven, to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal Winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the Kingdom.
This icy wonderland was created by 28 exceptionally talented artists from 11 countries. Using 250 tonnes of ice, it took 5 weeks to pull together this remarkable exhibition in -6 degree temperatures.
Read more here: http://www.podcastdove.com/2013/12/09/thesnowandicesculpturefestival/