Harbin, a city in northern China, is known for (a) insane amounts of snow and ice, complete with freezing temperatures a girl like me can’t even fathom, and (b) their beer, which bears the city’s name. Each year, they enjoy the Harbin Ice Festival, complete with ice sculptures and lights. This year, however, someone had the bright (and incredibly wasteful) idea to make ice art not of water, but of beer instead.
Knowing that it takes extremely cold temperatures for alcohol to freeze, you might be wondering if I’m pulling your chain. Well, when I say it gets cold in Harbin, I mean it – temperatures had dropped to -29°F on the day this sculpture was made, according to this article. [[shiverrrrrrr]]
So, what’s your opinion on this? Do you dig the use of copious amounts of beer for art, or does your heart cry out for all those bottles of dumped suds?