Oh, were you expecting some words? Ok then. This is the ice sculpture garden that went up over winter holidays in Moscow’s Hermitage Garden, which is literally across the street from my apartment. I didn’t even know it was there until I showed up to take some MORE pictures of Moscow’s snow-covered parks (this winter has been very generous with snow, I love it!). What a great surprise, right? Most sculptures were whimsical representations of Moscow’s landmarks like the Kremlin, or elements from Russian history, folklore and fairy tales, like the Cat’s House from famous, eponymous poem by Samuil Marshak. Although the sculpture garden wasn’t crazy-big, it was very beautiful and enchanting, especially with the ever-changing lights and colors.
18 thoughts on “FROZEN FAIRY TALE of the HERMITAGE GARDENS”
WOW is the only thing that comes to my mind. So pretty!
It really was pretty magical!
Before I read “the words”, I thought those things were plastic for some reason! I don’t know what’s going on in my head. Amazing! The sculptures, not my head.
Your head IS amazing for thinking is those strange ways. It’s a delight 🙂
Oh it’s sooooooo gorgeous 🙂
See? Russia isnt scary in the winter. Esp bc we have shipped the winter over to you 😛
I love the colors and all the little details, they must have been difficult to make. So beautiful! 🙂
The lights were definitely the best part. They made the details pop.
Looks a bit more impressive than the Jelgava Ice Sculpture Festival 😉
Wow, did we just beat Latvia in something? Let the execution commence >.<
It was a total sog-fest last year 😉
hahaaha yes I was expecting some words! You are so funny!
Looks sooo cute! I once visited something similar in Canada, there were many ice statues in many different shapes, very cool!
I think this one was far from the biggest and most impressive ice sculpture exhibits in Moscow but I was clearly too lazy to venture out farther, so just ran across the street instead 🙂
hahahaha from the little I’ve seen it looks amazing!! I find it awesome how they do that.
#1 issue with living in California – no ice sculptures. We do have sand sculptures though, I guess that is a nice second.
Post those! On your FB! Otherwise I just get stuck looking at your fabulous life 🙂
Oh wow!!! That’s so cool. I guess that only works in a place that really stays cold-cold for a while. Here in Munich it gets pretty cold in the winter, but I’ve noticed it’s really unpredictable. One day could be super freezing, and the next pretty warm actually! Those poor castles wouldn’t last very long…
Yeah, we had a proper winter this year so we got to enjoy everything that came with it, including plenty of ice and snow!