Estonian Summer Resort Becomes Ice City
Created: 2012-02-24 03:29 EST
Popular Estonian summer resort Parnu has been transformed into a winter wonderland during a week-long international ice festival.
Designers and architects from Estonia, Finland and Iceland joined forces to build a new city - this time from ice and snow.
[Kai Tarmula, Festival Project Manager]:
"This city was built to give the real feeling of an ice city, a really winter feeling with architecture that resembles a fairy tale."
About 200 thousand cubic feet of artificial snow was used to build the city.
The artificial snow allowed ice city visitors to explore and experience it without causing damage to the structures.
[Kati Liier, Festival Visitor]:
"It's a beautiful festivity that has become a tradition. The snow city looks impressive and I hope this festival will take place in the future as well."
The fantasy ice festival in Parnu runs until February 24.