Still Saturday, January 12, 2013
At Sun Island Park, there is the Sun Stone:
A couple of massive snow sculpture vignettes; this one includes several of the Seven Wonders of the World:
for the Great Pyramids, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, Temple of Artemis, Lighthouse of Alexandria, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and the Great Wall.
Tamiko & Kent with the sphinx:
Another huge snow sculpture, with the theme of the Nuzhen (ancestors of the Manchu) people, showing their housing:
The outdoor refrigerator of a Nuzhen home:
Indoors, my camera fogged up, but this is a kang, a bed heated from underneath.
We left Sun Island Park and drove back across the Songhua River to Stalin Park. Yes, Stalin Park, but to the Chinese, it's just a few syllables: Sidalin. We saw one part of the park behind the Flood Control Monument. This section also had winter activities.
We went down this ice slide:
We had lunch at Dangfang Jiaoziwang Restaurant, known for their dumplings. We had shrimp and pork, lamb, and vegetable dumplings, and actually the veggie one was our favorite. There was also a tasty cold noodle dish, and cold chicken parts.
Next, Harbin 4 St Sophia and Ice and Snow World.