FEATURED: Minnesota Snow Sculpting

Minnesota winter

Minnesota winter (image by indahs)

Minnesota state (USA) is famous for its cold and long winter, thus, a winter festival event is something you can expect to happen there. Saint Paul, its capital city, hold an annual winter carnival for two weeks by the end of January to early February this year. To my surprise, this winter carnival has been ongoing since year 1886! It considered as one of oldest carnivals in the USA. One of the events in the annual winter carnival was Minnesota’s snow sculpting competition. It was a state level competition and the snow sculpting team who won the race would represent the state at the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition.

The competition was organized every year whenever there was enough snow. I had thought the state would never have been lacking snow, well, I was wrong. Some years back, they had to cancel the competition due to lack of snow. Last week Saint Paul has enough snow, but the temperature was warm for the Minnesotan winter in January. It was zero to 2 degree Celcius (32-35 degree Fahrenheit) and the melting few snow sculptures were demolished for safety reason. I visited Saint Paul on the third day after the competition was over and the winners were announced. Unfortunately only the medium size snow sculptures stayed but it was still fun to see the snow sculptures especially when they were lighted up at night.

Salute to the snow sculpture artists and congratulations to the winners. I can not even make a proper snowman, thus, I am sure I won’t be able to make such creative sculptures from snow and even so in the cold weather!

The Saint Paul Winter Carnival is still continued this week with various events and it will end on Sunday, February 7th. More information about the events of the Carnival, please visit: https://www.wintercarnival.com/

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Categories: Minneapolis–Saint Paul, USA

Tagged as: ice sculpture, Minneapolis–Saint Paul, Minnesota, minnesota snow sculpting, night photography, Saint Paul, Saint Paul Winter Carnival, snow, snow sculpting, snow sculptures, travel, winter

Source: http://indahs.com/2016/02/03/minnesota-snow-sculpting/

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Encore2 by Consumer Perspective


This is just a snippet of Consumer Perspective’s concert. – Enjoy

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…just an illusion

Great post and remember ‘ It’s just an illusion by Imagination ‘ http://youtu.be/TnfHdZrmMAw

Barbra Streisand – Woman in Love ( Lyrics )

The great Barbara Streisand and fantastic lyrics 🎼

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Eine Frage der Perspektive

Storia illustrata


Gone with Wind and Scarlett O’ Hara now that’s a Southern Belle – ring ring

The Lonely Author


A mush-less post since I had such a rough day yesterday.  Boys just wanna have fun. (Damn that sounded gay).  Ladies, I assure you this Chimp isn’t gay.  Seriously, I’m not.

Since I started blogging I learned I was missing out on a whole new and delightful world. I dedicate this to God’s divine gift to man, the charming and enchanting Southern Belle.


Why would I need a thousand sirens
Or a hundred mermaids from the sea
I don’t need a harem of sexy dancers
Because you’re the only one for me

Don’t need three wishes from a genie
No need to help a damsel in distress
Forget Wonder Woman and Supergirl
reservations for one inside this chest

I’m  so enchanted by their charms
Only a Southern Belle can set me free
need to leave the big city lights cause
Scarlett, you’re the only one for me

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El renacer de los tontos


“¿Has oído lo que ha dicho? Está totalmente equivocado.

Shhh!! Cállate, que por aquí se ríen del que sabe…”.

No me gusta hablar de cine. Ni de literatura. ¿Por qué? Porque sé, y cuando sabes de algo y hablas sobre ello pareces un pedante ante el que no sabe, y ese que no sabe salta ofendido contra tu cuello. Sí, en vez de aprender del tema y ganar cultura, el que no sabe la toma contigo porque se piensa que le estás dejando por tonto -una reacción tan curiosa que, al final, cansado de tanto “ofender”, te obliga a guardar silencio cuando alguien se equivoca y confirma, sin acritud, que efectivamente es tonto-. Supongo que es algo que nos ha pasado a todos.

Pero también sucede, a veces, cada día más a menudo, que el tonto ofende al que sabe. Y hoy NO VOY A GUARDAR SILENCIO. Me explico:


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