February 19, 2013

Chipping away...


Not only was Manayunk covered in snow Valentine's weekend...





It was also covered in ice...




It was the third annual "Manayunk on Ice" festival.  Three days of master ice carvers working their magic along Main Street, for all to see.  The place was buzzing, literally...







In addition to the bigger pieces of art, local businesses commissioned ice sculptures for outside their shops to represent their particular line of work...









The snow may have been short lived...





But the ice took a bit longer, and a little more work, disappear...





"Artist at Work"
Manayunk on Ice Festival
Manayunk, Pennsylvania


Makes me thirsty just watching these guys.  Diet coke...hold the ice.

--Kathy


24 comments:

  1. That still is one of my favorite areas around Philly. Main street has the best shops and restaurants! Is the furniture store Platypus still there?

    It is just amazing what they can do with chunks of ice and a chain saw!!

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  2. Haha, I love the piggy bank, great captures of the sculptors in action!

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  3. Having a festival like this is a true testimony of how reliable your winter temps must be! Must be very interesting to see. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Fun, it always amazes me to watch the ice sculpturers work their magic on a hunk of ice. Great captures!!

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  5. Amazing to see what they can do with a big saw and a lot of enthusiasm.Great images!

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  6. Interesting post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  7. What a fun event to be able to visit!

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  8. Love that reflection of a tree!

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  9. Fantastic phots but a surprise it is so good. When you scroll down the article the top of the first photo is out of focus and you think what is this? The total picture is great.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  10. What Fun! Really enjoyed your story and your photos.

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  11. What a fun event to watch ( and photograph)! I really especially like these shots of the carvers in action. Great captures!

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  12. Oh, I would have loved to watch the ice carvers (sculptors?) at work! The festival looks like a lot of fun. :)

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  13. Wow, that ice was just a flying! Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos with us... I'll bet it was fun to attend and photograph. xox

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  14. What a fun event. I can't imagine ice and snow right now...it's greening up around here so quickly.
    Great shots- love the ice flying and the tree reflection!

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  15. What amazing photos!
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  16. Beautiful. I got to see an ice carving in person. It was a warm climate in Okinawa Japan. We were at a wine tasting festival and that was part of the entertainment. Even in the a/c the ice was shiny (melting), it never looked frosted.

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  17. It is quite the art and those artists work hard. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Oh my goodness. What cool photos of the ice carving. It truly is amazing how they do that.

    Hugs~

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  19. Those are some of the coolest ice sculptures ever. Love the piggy-bank.

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  20. This looks so cool! I love snow and some ice sculptures along with it makes for an even greater day! I am so happy to have stumbled across your blog! It's adorable! I am your newest follower hey hey hey!

    xo, Kelsey Belle

    www.happiereading.blogspot.com

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  21. I enjoyed these photos, letting my eyes search the details, light, shadows ~ the 2nd picture from the top is so peculiar, woke my curiosity! The reflectin of the trea is wonderful!

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