1 Like

Ice Palace Event, February-March 2006, St. Petersburg, russia
St. Petersburg

A replica of the original Ice Palace from 1740 has been mounted on Dvortzovaja Ploschtjad near Hermitage Palace by the team of 14 ice-art masters led by famous ice-sculptor from St. Petersburg, Valerij Gromov (www.icestudio.ru) The replica has been build according to the original descriptions of Prof. G.Kraft from St.Petersburg Academy of Science which worked with original project 1740. This event was dedicated to the victory in Turkish war. Ice building on Dvortzovaja Ploschtjad was in these times part of carnival tradition. Ice art belongs also the Russian national tradition. In XVIII Century Russian ice artists worked systematically with design plans and drawings for ice sculptures and buildings. Current composition consists of the main house with 3 rooms decorated with ice sculptures and ice furniture, the bath, 2 elephants sculptures, 6 small canons and many smaller sculptures surrounding the palace. There are 22 sculptures all together. The carnival events consisted of parades, baths, and weddings. Now, after more than 100 years long break, these traditional events was revived in February and March 2006. The pictures were caught during 25 minutes long press release on 8th February 2006 (at minus 22 °Celsius).

Copyright: Jacek Gancarson
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 4000x2000
Uploaded: 26/08/2012
Updated: 09/10/2014
Views:

...


Tags: ice palace; ice art; ice sculpture
comments powered by Disqus

Jacek Gancarson
Icepalentrancec4
Jacek Gancarson
2006 Ice Palace replica of 1740
Ganin Alexandr
Fun on the Palace Square
Jacek Gancarson
2006 Ice Palace replica
Jacek Gancarson
Ice palace exterior view
Jacek Gancarson
2006 Ice Palace replica on Dvorcova Squere
Ivan Vania
Dvortsovaya Square
Sergi March
Palace Square. St. Petersburg
Ivan Garanin
Palace Square and Alexander Column
Aleksey Mayer
Palace square
Heinrich Rembe
Winter Palace in St. Petersburg / Russia
Igor Leontyev
Дворцовая площадь
Jos Sanders
The Little Chapel
zeljko soletic
Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile
Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin
Praca do municipio, Lisboa
Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin
archaeological museum of Lisbon
zeljko soletic
In the crypt of the Panthéon
H.J.Weber
Dubai - Burj Kalifa area
luis davilla
sagrada familia basilic. barcelona
Michał Nyklewicz
Night near a field
luis davilla
barcelona from via laietana
Martin Broomfield
Old Mill, Fiume Serchio, Villetta
Günter Rolf
Westerwiehe Fischteiche 2
Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin
Carmo Archaeological museum of lisbon
Jacek Gancarson
Skansen, Skogaholm manor
Jacek Gancarson
Icepalentrancec4
Jacek Gancarson
Stockholm photo panorama 1873
Jacek Gancarson
Ice Palace Event, February-March 2006, St. Petersburg, russia
Jacek Gancarson
Old wooden church in Sękowa
Jacek Gancarson
2006 Ice Palace replica on Dvorcova Squere
Jacek Gancarson
Warsaw circular panorama by Karol Beyer 1857
Jacek Gancarson
Skogkyrkogården Cemetery
Jacek Gancarson
Natural spring fountains garden in Peterhof near St. Petersburg, Russia
Jacek Gancarson
2006 Ice Palace replica of 1740
Jacek Gancarson
Skogkyrkogorden Cementary
Jacek Gancarson
Modern Stockholm view from Kastellholmen tower
More About Russia

Just in case you mistakenly heard that it was all ice and snow in Russia, take a peek at the Big Bikini Exposition. This is right on the river Moskva in Moscow!Moscow has been the capital of Russia for almost its entire history. The exception is during the period of the Russian Empire, which lasted from 1721 until the Russian Revolution 1917. For these two centuries the capital was St. Petersburg. The Russian Empire was the second largest contiguous Empire in world memory; only the Mongol Empire had been greater.Check out what's happening north of Mongolia these days, in ChitaAlthough you may not have heard of Sochi, on the Black Sea, they're building up quickly and hope to host the 2014 Olympics.Other periods of Russian history include the Tsardom of Russia, from Ivan IV to Peter the Great, and the Grand Duchy (14th-16th centuries).The earliest period of Russian history was ruled by the Novgorod Republic and Kievan Rus, which was the first Russian state dating back to 800AD in Kiev.Modern Russia remains one of the world's superpowers. They launched the earth's second satellite, called Sputnik 1, and were the first country to put a human being into orbit around earth. (The first one is called the Moon.)After the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia became a federal republic of 83 states.Text by Steve Smith.