Going to make one this winter...I seen a few around town They use water based paint to color the blocks , then put candles inside to light them up.
Oops, for some reason the link is wrong, I'm usually better than that..
How To Make a Rainbow-Coloured Igloo Using Milk Cartons
New Zealander and recent civil engineering graduate Daniel Gray travelled north to Edmonton, Canada to spend five weeks with his girlfriend and her parents for the holidays. To keep him occupied (and perhaps test his resolve) his girlfriend’s mother thought it might be a fun idea to build an igloo. Little did Daniel know, but preparation had begun months ago, as his girlfriend’s mom, Brigid, had started a collection campaign for milk cartons.
After collecting a few hundred, they filled each one with water and some food colouring, creating ice-coloured bricks. In lieu of mortar, Daniel used ‘snowcrete’, a simple mixture of snow and water to bond the bricks together. The project took over 150 hours and 500 ice bricks to complete. The results were pretty awesome. You can find a full recap and video segment by Global Edmonton. The story also blew-up on Reddit yesterday, reaching the front page and top spot for a period of time. The entire 18-picture gallery of the build process can be seen on Imgur.
secretagent09: Ice Castle Hotel in Canada. It is all ice. Ice beds, ice walls.
Your photo must have been copy-write restricted..
In North America, Montreal was the first great city to create an Ice Palace. However when a smallpox epidemic broke out in Montreal in 1885, St. Paul leaders moved quickly to build a palace here in hopes to attract tourism to St. Paul Minnesota.
To date, the St. Paul Winter Carnival has built 36 Ice Palaces, all of different shapes and sizes. Below are some of the most memorable designs.
I hope this isn't copy-write protected, but check the links below for more photos..
The 1887 Ice Palace followed with over 35,000 blocks of ice. Location: Central Park was located between Cedar and Minnesota streets north of 13th street. Now a parking ramp for the State Capital Complex. Designed by: Charles E. Joy, Saint Paul architect. Material: Ice blocks were 24 x 72 inches in length and 12 x 18 inches thick. Size: Height 140 feet; Length 217 feet; Width 194 feet.
The Ice Palace was lighted at night by 200 electric lights.
I didn't see a photo of the first Ice Palace. 1886 was the first year for an Ice Palace in Saint Paul. It was illuminated at night with electric lights using color globes. This was one of the first buildings in Saint Paul to have electric lighting.
bohemianjack: Now for something completely different..
Hmmm... fake news? Seemed real when I first read about it, however reading the followup says the reporter tried without success to verify, and as of this writing I am skeptical as the original author and editor cannot verify if it is accurate. Read the entire story and make up your own mind..
Last Sunday, the News Sentinel published the story of a Campbell County Santa Claus actor, Eric Schmitt-Matzen, who said a terminally ill child had died in his arms.
Immediately, the story went viral. Follow-up interviews and video recordings by local and national television outlets showed a very emotional Schmitt-Matzen retelling the story in virtually the same words he gave to the News Sentinel.
Schmitt-Matzen had not approached the News Sentinel originally with the story. The information came to the newspaper indirectly through a known source, and Schmitt-Matzen was then contacted and asked about the incident. At the time of that initial interview, he said he had promised to protect the identities of the child’s family and the nurse who summoned him to the hospital bedside. In follow-up interviews, he has continued to hold this position and stand by his account.
Since publication, the News Sentinel has done additional investigation in an attempt to independently verify Schmitt-Matzen’s account. This has proven unsuccessful. Although facts about his background have checked out, his story of bringing a gift to a dying child remains unverified. The News Sentinel cannot establish that Schmitt-Matzen’s account is inaccurate, but more importantly, ongoing reporting cannot establish that it is accurate.
Therefore, because the story does not meet the newspaper’s standards of verification, we are no longer standing by the veracity of Schmitt-Matzen’s account.
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