This looks like an amazing ice sculpture but it is, in fact, the ice that had built up on a friend's balcony in Isola 2000. The snow there is apparently the best in living memory and may help to reinforce Nice's bid to host the Winter Olympics in 2018 which was submitted to the Comite National Olympique et Sportif Francais yesterday. The French committee will give their decision on 18th March..
(It's just occurred to me that 2018 is 9 years away. I wonder if I'll still be blogging.)
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