Two weeks ago we made the trek up to Midway to see the ice castle that’s been making a lot of local news. It’s a series of towers built using an underground sprinkler system, hoses, PVC pipe, and loads of ingenuity. It was absolutely beautiful, even if it unforunately caused me to get “Theme from Ice Castles (Through the Eyes of Love)” stuck in my head. You know:
Pleeeeease, don’t let this feeling eeeeeeend . . .
I’ll spare you the rest.
This tower had a tunnel going through it, which I think is impressive as all get out.
The towers were built by Brent Christensen, a local businessman who has no background in art but is pretty darn amazing anyway. He was inspired to make these towers after he saw the results of a broken sprinkler head spraying water into long icicles on someone’s lawn. The building began back in November, and he’s still working on them — even on the day we were there, he was climbing on top of the towers, fusing icicles together and tinkering with water systems. It’s gorgeous work, I hope he does it again next year!
So how long do you think it will take to melt come spring?