This weekend me and the lovely Wife visited a truly English Christmas Festival which had transformed the City of York’s unique streets into a wintery wonderland of Ice Sculptures, Festive Stalls, Ice Bars, Street Food and some really cool Street Entertainers. What was even more magical they’d guaranteed a sprinkling of snow, even though fake.. it really added to whole experience.
Although I could write a lot more about the Festival of Angels, hopefully these 40+ images will tell the story of our day, even though I’ve left quite a few out…which will feature in my Next Post : Black Ice
The Thinking Bear | Dec 2012
The Angel & Cathedral
Wings of an Angel
Yorks 1212 Charter
Betty’s …Warm & Inviting
Snowing in the Streets
All Streets lead to the Cathedral
Alone in the Streets
The Goddess Minerva
Watching over the Shop
Trumpeting Ice Angel
Clock strikes 4
Stars of Ice
The Ice Carver
Busy Day in York
The Great Bear
800 Years of York
The Purple Man
Festival of Angels
The Ice Stag
Cold to Touch
Fake Snow in York
The Ice Bar
30 thoughts on “Festival of Angels”
Beautiful set, big like 🙂
Wow, that looks brilliant. Great photos, especially loving the wing ones.
Thanks carol, shame they’ll all be just water now 😦
Amazing works of art
They was a joy to see 🙂
Soooo… gorgeous!! 😮 ethereal really 😀
Thanks Jeannie, so glad you liked them
Lived in UK for nearly 20 years .. never been to York, don’t ask me why – but I was thinking about it.
Very old city and this festival of Angles, wonderful and your photos – wonderful too. Thanks for taking me there.
Still I think we Swedes have the biggest wonder of ice – our Icehotel. Have done a little post about it – there is a video I think you should take your time to watch – give it 47 min of your day.
I have to blow my horn for my fantastic country so often I get a chance. Nobody else does.
Hi Viveka…It’s just a 25 minute drive for me, a great place any time of the year.
Your right about you Swedes and Ice, that was an amazing video, I watched it at lunch and just finished it of now… You keep blowing the trumpet for your great country. 🙂
I saw it National Geographic channel when they sent it – and I was taken by the program – what a passion all those people have that make this work every year. You can only stay maximum stay 3 nights at the hotel because of the chill – but they also have a warm hotel.
Didn’t know that you live in UK – I think I passed York on train with I took the train from Edinburgh to Brighton, where I live then. I really wish I had visit York. Those snow angels are amazing.
I will never stop pushing Sweden on the rest of the world. Wait for the challenge “Blogging A-Z” starts in April, and then there will be a bit of Sweden every day. Did that this year.
Thanks for taking the time with video. It’s an amazing story about a hotel that is rebuilt every year.
I’ve never been to Edinburgh yet, but I did visit Brighton this year https://milnersblog.wordpress.com/2012/06/02/brighton-people/ such amazing and friendly people.
Look forward to A-Z with interest
Wonderful pictures! We have never been to NY during Christmas time. It would probably be a fantastic time to go.
Thanks, this one is quite a lot further than NY as well, its just York, England 🙂 …still as beautiful in its own way
Takes me back! It’s a while since I’ve been …. Betty’s for tea! Lovely!
Afternoon Tea and and a Mince Pie with Brandy Butter…cant beat it 🙂
Wonderful photo story.Looking forward to “Black Ice”
Thanks Katherine… glad you liked it.
Happy New Year to you and http://photoboothjournal.wordpress.com/
I have to admit, they are gorgeous in color too… 😉
Another belated reply Marie, I need to keep on top of this more in 2013 🙂
Thanks for the lovely comments as well
Speechless … 🙂
Oh my goodness these are beautiful! This is in new York? I’m going to be sure to see this some day! Thank you for sharing! 🙂
York in the UK….quite a long journey I’m afraid 🙂 … might be just as long your bike trip if you set off from New York
i love all the photos! u are really talented. and the sculptures r absolutely amazing..
Thanks again Karollyn for the great comments 🙂