Last year Kim and I went to the Snow and Ice Festival in Harbin, which is in the north of China, not too far from the border of Siberia. It was, without question, one of the most spectacular sights I've ever seen. The "Big Ice Festival" is like an entire city made of large blocks of ice, and the "Small Ice Festival" is a gallery of larger than life ice sculptures. Then there's the "Snow Festival", which features buildings and sculptures of packed snow.

Anyway, its worth the frostbite.

I found this neat little widget for embedding slideshows via Rebecca Burch's awesome Carpe You Some Diem! artist blog. This is one of those things that I don't get to see behind the Great Firewall of China! Slide.Com allows you to create a slideshow with all sorts of neat effects, which will undoubtedly become annoying after a while (and yet I couldn't resist adding the snow for the snow festival...), but fun all the same.

Its sort of like filters in Photoshop or transitions in Imovie. You want to try each one before you give up on them entirely.

Anyway- a fun way of showing slides. If you'd like to see these pictures larger, and in better quality, you can view them as a Flickr set.


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