Beautiful Colored Ice Igloo

In Edmonton, Alberta, Daniel Gray and his girlfriend Kathleen Starrie built an amazing igloo with hundreds of colored ice bricks. Ms. Starrie's parents conceived of the project as a way to distract Gray from their daughter. To prepare, they collected hundreds of milk cartons to use as molds for the bricks. Gray, an engineer, embraced the project:

Originally, Gray thought the best way to build the igloo would be to cut each of the ice blocks so they would fit together perfectly. Instead, he used what he now calls "snowcrete" to put the ice blocks together.

"(It) is just snow and water but, it sticks really well to the ice," Gray said, "The snowcrete just shaped and moulded however you wanted so it made it possible."

In total, the group spent about 150 hours carefully putting about 500 ice blocks together, one by one, to build the colourful igloo.

You can watch a video at the news story link.

Link and News Story -via Colossal


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That's awesome! They must have done a lot of shoveling to get down to grass for the base, as it is knee deep everywhere else here!
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