January 04, 2007
19th Century London wanted ice in far greater quantities than the British climate provided. Whilst ice was gathered from lakes, and indeed from the Regent's Canal, and was stored, the amount of ice available was small and its quality often poor. Ice started to be imported from the United States in the 1840's, with the Wenham Lake Ice Company as one of the most famous names in the business. Carlo Gatti brought his first consignment of ice from Norway to Britain in 1857, of 400 tons. (From Hanuman)
For the 3rd or 4th year in a row, Ice Sculptures in China at the Harbin festival
More: World's biggest Ice and Snow Park opens to public. (It says “Opnes”)
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Uh, isn't that Bethel, Maine, rather than Alaska for snowman #2?
Love your site! I check it almost daily.
Posted by: Sunshine Suzie at Jan 4, 2007 3:17:11 AM
We also have some mighty fine ice palaces. I think our Winter carnival here in MN is a one of a kind event. We have ice sculptures in the park, an ice palace, made from blocks of ice cut from local lakes, a treasure hunt, and more. Stop by! if you diecide to stay I can even find you a nice place to live.
Posted by: teresa boardman at Jan 4, 2007 12:22:43 PM
How could "Sunshine Suzie" be right about snowmen? But, she is! :)
My comment on that snowman was "People have too much time on their hands!".
Posted by: Moon at Jan 4, 2007 1:32:18 PM
sexy i want to shag it
Posted by: bob at Feb 7, 2007 4:22:08 AM
i want to bum this rhino and give it a blowjob
Posted by: rubber at Feb 7, 2007 4:25:46 AM