So. Not as many photos as usual. I took some of the three big fraternity statues, and that's it. But, our Winter Carnival did make it into The Huffington Post, so if you'd like to see a few more photos, you can look HERE.
The first statue we visited was the third place winner in the fraternity competition. The theme this year was "Nostalgic Films from Childhood Days, Come to Life in Frosty Ways" so naturally there was a whole lot of Disney and Pixar going on.
This one was a Toy Story Western theme.
Look closely, and you can see that they made alphabet blocks to spell ANDY.
This year there was a lot of ice incorporated into the sculptures--like the Barrel of Monkeys on this one. I think it was due to our extreme cold this year. Ice is something they can work on indoors when the weather is too freezing for outdoor work (there are rules that state the students cannot work on the statues outdoors when it is colder than ten below zero out). Also, it's so freaking cold that the ice isn't melting. Usually the ice elements don't last more than a day or so, but this year they are still going strong after nearly a week.
I'll put the rest of the photos up soon---never fear!
PS I tend to convert most of these sculpture photos to black and white since so much of the detail is lost in the camera and that helps show it better. But I did leave a few of these in color.