Travel Inspiration: Ice caves

Eisriesenwelt, Austria

Eisriesenwelt

is the queen of ice caves–

stretching 40 kilometers.

I find these ice formations

inspiringly awesome.


From scienceray we learn:

“Where you have lava tubes

or limestone passage ways

below the ground,

occasionally a rare form

of cave evolves – the ice cave.

Strange, mysterious and often dangerous

they are often difficult to get to

and so not seen by huge amounts of people.”


Isn’t that color magnificent?

Demanovska, Slovakia

Another cave in Slovakia.

Devil’s Icebox, Missouri

And here is one in the U.S.

perhaps not distinguished as

an ice cave, but I can attest it is

dang freezing in there.

Devil’s Ice Box

is home to a maternal colony

of endangered grey bats,

and I have visited them with my  family

several times over the years.

My sons found the place pure magic.

Tours are not available currently

because the bats are sick.

I am not the only one enchanted by ice caves:

Welcome to

designer Richard Chai’s

ice cave.

This installation in NY

was imagined by

Snarkitecture.

A single piece of foam rubber

was carved to uniquely

present the designer’s

fashion.

After,

the creation was

responsibly recycled

as packing material.

Cool beans, earth.

Cool as the other side of the pillow, Snarkitecture.

Cool-a-roni, Richard Chai.

Peace to you right where you are.

sources:  here and here

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3 Comments

  1. January 15, 2011 / 6:46 pm

    Hi M!

    This is so interesting… I was looking at the details of each picture and I felt transported to these magical places. You always find great things to inspire!

    Thank you for this post. I've learned something new today.

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  2. January 17, 2011 / 9:55 am

    What amaaaaing pictures. I love them. I stared and stared and almost felt I was there!! I love the things you post on your blog. So cool (in this case, literally!).

    Do you have an email address? I can't find one or your blog or profile and when I try to reply to your comments, it comes up as 'no reply'…so I'll post my reply as a comment!!

    Here it is:

    Aaah, thank you, Michele. I'm glad you feel the suspense. I didn't read it in a book (fancy or otherwise 😉 ). It helps me to plan what I'm going to do next.

    Otherwise I flitter between one thing and the next too much!

    By the way, I think you have one of the best headers that I've seen. I want a pair of beribboned ballet shoes too!

    Sxxx

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