Iceland, no not the country, is an extraordinary exhibit of ice sculptures that is part of the holiday attractions at Galveston’s Moody Gardens.
You know it’s gotta be cold inside when you are given a down parka to wear, but who knew it was going to be this cold?
The colorful sculptures were representative of many cultures and countries. See the Eiffel Tower in the background? It changed colors just as the real thing does.
As full of wonder as any child I took my time wandering through the exhibit all the time wondering how the sculptures were created and what would happen to them later.
I had expected nothing more than pieces sculpted from blocks of clear ice, so what was before me was a wonderful surprise.
It was hard to pick a favorite, but the London interpretation was high on the list. I haven’t been to London in some time, and I wonder if those phone booths are still around now that most have cell phones.
As with the light show, there was a reference to Texas, this time Houston which is home to NASA.
Perhaps the most popular sculpture was this one where every child was having a very quick photo snapped. Thankfully, a human Santa’s lap isn’t quite so cold!
The first time through I had only my iPhone with which to snap photos, and it had scarcely any battery. I had no choice but to get my real camera and go through Iceland a second time. Though I succeeded in getting photos, by the time I finished I couldn’t feel any part of my exposed self. Nine degrees is too cold to tarry long, but as I thawed I knew freezing had been worth it!