When I explored the Dillon, Colorado Ice Castle last Saturday, I transcended into another world. Surrounded by frozen water, this new fantastical planet swept me away to a frigid continent where textures and colors combined. A perfect environment for a broken toe.
My feet sank into the strange new surface like quicksand. It sucked at my boots as I explored. I slipped on its mercurial membrane. Slogged through the dry slush.
So many rooms awaited us.
The walls like frozen, encrusted gemstones.
I was grateful for the cold night. Looking up I wondered what torture spring might bring.
I viewed rooms of icy royalty.
And a fountain to remind us of the chosen element.
Multi-colored majesty in mad patterns, textures, spikes, and relief.
Funny thing. Most of the guests craved hot chocolate afterward. It warmed them in the chill.
But, ever since I toured the castle, I’ve had the strangest craving.
There are a lot more ice castle photos to come!
Have you ever visited an ice castle? Which photo was your favorite? Would you like to tour one?
If you’re in Dillon, Colorado and would like tickets, here is the link! I prefer nighttime visits when the walls are all aglow, don’t you? It’s so dramatic.
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