Warm as Ice

Warm as Ice

A photo essay. To view all 12 images at higher quality, check out the email edition.

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Chainsaws and chisels, sanders and drills, brushes and water bottles and at least one clothing iron were some of the tools six ice sculptors used to craft Christmas joy last Sunday on Broadway Island. Convened by The Shops at Yale and drawing hundreds of viewers, they started at noon with 900 pounds of block ice and finished at 4 with a stylized reindeer, a smiling snowman, ursines bearing gifts, naturalistic forest creatures and two views of Santa.

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One could compare the day’s shimmering polished forms to diamond, sapphire or silver, even as they inspired moods and feelings many consider more precious.

Written by Dan Mims. Images 1 and 3-12 photographed by Dan Mims. Image 2 photographed by Rachel Crocker.

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