For some, winter represents cold and death. But the season can be as beautiful as it is frigid – the snow and ice that covers much of the hemisphere in the winter is a transformative force like no other. So we invite you to cuddle up with a cup of tea and your warmest blanket and enjoy some of the most beautiful sights of winter. Here’s to making the most of a cold and unforgiving but enchantingly beautiful season!
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Winter is coming! These beautiful pictures of ice-covered lighthouses by U.S.-based photographer Thomas Zakowski might make you feel colder just by looking at them. The lighthouses are so completely frozen over that they look like fantastic icy fairy-tale towers out of “The Chronicles of Narnia. The beautiful icicles are a testament both to nature’s creative wonder and its destructive force.
This cold storage facility in Chicago may not draw your attention from the outside, but had you entered the building a few months ago, you’d be surprised to see what was inside. After nine decades of cold storage and lack of proper maintenance, the whole interior was full of cave-like stalagmites and stalactites. Once the Fulton Market Cold Storage Company, which was renting the premises, decided to move out, it was sold to a bike component manufacturer SRAM. However, in order to use their new space, SRAM had to defrost the building first.
Some future mothers-in-law get pretty creative when it comes to testing their daughter’s boyfriends: a New Zealander Daniel Gray came to visit his girlfriend’s family in Canada for the holidays and was asked to build a rainbow igloo in the backyard. The igloo was built out of almost 500 ice bricks that were made by freezing colored water in milk cartons. The whole process took around 150 hours. Even the rest of the family and a neighbor were summoned to help out, all with -25 °F (-31 °C) outside!
Who said that ice cubes should be cube-shaped? Silicone ice cube trays can create any shape we want – from snowflakes to brains and guns. So, why not spice up your next party with one of these creative custom shaped ice cubes?