Thursday, January 19, 2012

German Ice Church

More than a century ago, believers in Mitterfirmiansreut, Germany were denied the right to build a church, so they built one out of ice and snow as "an act of provocation." The defiance started an annual ritual which was this year delayed due to unseasonably warm weather, during which a Catholic church is built of ice and snow. This year's sculpture cost nearly $200,000 and anticipates thousands of visitors before it melts.

© C Harris Lynn, 2011

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