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Photopost: Ice sculptures, Jelgava 2013

Jelgavas ledus skulptūru festivāls 2013 / Фестиваль ледяных скульптур в Елгаве 2013
Hi! :)
It's a tradition already to write here about ice sculptures every year in February (you can see photos from 2011 and 2012 in my blog). On Saturday I was in Jelgava to see them again. This year the weather was bad, as it was quite warm and cloudy. And almost all sculptures had little white roofs above them, so I don't like my photos this year. But well, sculptures are beautiful and you must see them ^^
This years theme of a festival was Planet Ice.
Girl on the Moon / The wise men possess the highest heights! (sculpture from SEB Life Insurance)
Authors: Sergej Tcelebrovskii & Andrei Molokov (Russia) / Author: Kārlis Īle (Latvia)
1st place in team sculpture category
Author: Vadim Polin (Russia)
Sympathy award
Black and white / Flying above the waves
Author: Donatas Mockus (Lithuania) / Author: Alexey Verbitskiy (Russia)
1st place in individual sculpture category / 2nd place in individual sculpture category
Photo sculpture
Authors: Inese Valtere - Ūlande (Latvia) & Donatas Mockus (Lithuania)
Queen of Ice Kingdom / Last hope (hoping to find a cold, penguins visited Jelgava ^^)
Author: Sergei Tcelebrovskii (Russia) / Authors: Agnese Rudzīte - Kirillova & Maija Puncule (Latvia)
Solar rings
Author: Mathew Thomas Foster (Great Britain)
3rd place in individual sculpture category
Planet "X"
Authors: Mathew Chaloner & Mathew Thomas Foster (Great Britain)
This sculpture fell down about a minute after I took the second photo :( It was too warm this time.
The Gods of ice
Authors: Ruslan Korovkov (Bulgaria) & Irina Taflevskaya (Ukraine)
Frozen howl
Authors: Vytautas Musteikis & Kestutis Musteikis (Lithuania)
2nd place in team sculpture category
Touch the Sun
Authors: Kārlis Īle (Latvia) & Vilius Matutis (Lithuania)
3rd place in team sculpture category
Ice-flowers / ICEdora
Author: Kārlis Īle (Latvia) / Authors: Ivan Loktyukhin & Vadim Polin (Russia)
"Sportland" favourite
Day and night - time off!
Authors: Marina Erkovich & Elena Subbotina (Russia)
Photo sculpture
Author: Ainars Zingniks (Latvia)
They know that I love penguins ^___^
Koskenkorva ice bar
Authors: Inese Valtere - Ūlande, Kristaps Krolls, Aleksejs Geiko (Latvia) & Donatas Mockus (Lithuania)
Escaping monotony / The little Prince
Author: Mathew Chaloner (Great Britain) / Author: Inese Valtere - Ūlande (Latvia)
Mythical ice angel landing on the ice planet (a saviour of a new age)
Author: Darren Jackson (Great Britain)
Ice reflection / Escaping the captivity of permafrost
Author: Kestutis Musteikis (Lithuania) / Author: Dzhulustan Markov (Russia)
Where the snowflakes come from?
Author: Elena Subbotina (Russia)
Photo sculpture / I am not here
Author: Kārlis Īle (Latvia) / Author: Krists Zariņš (Latvia)
Authors: Eric Mutel (France) & Franziska Agrawal (Germany)
Below-ice fishing
Author: Maija Puncule (Latvia)
What do you think about this year's sculptures?
And have a nice day everyone! ^^


  1. Once again, amazing sculptures! Too bad it was too warm for them :(

    Solar rings sculpture reminds me some Asian or maybe Celtic ornament. I can't remember the country :)

    I like penguins too :) Such fat cuties. ^^

    1. I wonder how it's possible to have so many awesome ideas for them every year :)

      It seems that this year they knew I want to see penguins finally :D There wasn't any for years - and now there were 3 sculptures with them. And also a wolf ^^

    2. Seems it was perfect after all for you ^^

      Maybe it's only one of many great things for you this year? ;)

    3. Yeah, it was ^^

      I hope so :) This year I'm determined to change many things in my life, as I finally have an inspiration :)

  2. Beautiful sculptures! So much work goes into creating them—just amazing.

  3. I especially love the ones with blue light flowing through the ice. No ice sculptures here in Vancouver, but last year, i was in Ottawa. Fun to see them, but they were melting there as well.

    1. I just checked photos on the internet with ice sculptures in Ottawa. They also look beautiful :) I so much love the ice ^^

  4. Impressive sculptures and beautiful images and the light makes a good atmosphere.

  5. Impressive!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  6. Christian Weiß, Gary,
    thank you for nice comments! :)


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