After tearing Matt away from his new winter obsession (watching Olympic curling), we got to celebrate a little bit of winter and realized what a strange winter it has been. Each year, Helsinki hosts an ice sculpting competition that spans two weekends. We were there on the second weekend and realized that all of the sculptures that were created last weekend had already partially melted.
It’s a fascinating artistic expression and incredibly transitory, but you would think that if you were sculpting in Helsinki mid-winter it would last at least a few months. Maybe they should move the competition to the U.S.!