Bridgetown - invierno by *47ness
Frozen Forest by *FlorentCourty
In the winter, for about five months or from January to May, the lake freezes over but the water is so clear that, from the surface, you can see an astounding 130 feet below you. Transparent and shining in a turquoise color, these masses of broken ice look like shards of glass rising into the sky. They are caused by the slow and unequal pressure in the main body of the packed ice as well as by the unequal structure and temperature.
The ICEHOTEL #23, a temporary hotel and art gallery, is located in Jukkasjärvi, 200 km north of the Arctic Circle. The ice is made from water supplied by the nearby Torne River. Within the hotel there are artists’ “suites” where artists who have been selected by ICEHOTEL’s Art & Design Group come from all over the world to create one of a kind site specific art exhibitions. Some artists have taken a literal approach to their hotel suite complete with beds, fur bed coverings, and light fixtures. This thoroughly documented project will be on display until the ice melts in the spring. more: http://hifructose.com/2013/03/05/a-hotel-and-art-gallery-made-of-ice-near-the-arctic-circle/