Are you ready for an icy adventure surrounded by the surreal inside a castle fit for an Ice Queen? Did my last post’s photos transport you to another world? Then get ready to come along for a FULL virtual tour of the ice castle in Dillon, Colorado!
Entering the large courtyard from the entry, as an apprentice, I had many choices of linked Ice Castle rooms to explore.
I discovered one icy wonder after the next.
Some rooms had towering ceilings.
Others so small you would have to crawl through them. Not becoming of a queen, of course.
Overhead, spikes of icicles rippled.
The glowing ice walls in trippy colors, patterns, and textures drew me for a closer look.
Walls like painted silk with shelves for candles were better off empty.
I found lots of perfect Instagram locations.
An occasional sign reminded us that ice can be brittle.
Ice hung in sheets above and around. Colors added dimension and depth. All walls created by hundreds of thousands of icicles.
I couldn’t anticipate what I’d find around the next corner.
A chunky couch of ice.
An icy slide.
Extraordinary spiked ceilings.
I wouldn’t risk walking underneath them on a sunny day…
I’m sure I missed something along the way.
The fountain flowed in a myriad of colors.
The perfect backdrop and an hommage to the castle’s icy origins.
As the water rose…
the vibrant pink transformed into a warmer palette.
then cooled in hues of lemon yellow, all in a matter of seconds.
Stunning archways in feathery ice held up by weighty columns.
I took one last look around and wondered if I would enjoy living in such frigid surroundings.
Maybe I wasn’t meant to be an ice queen after all.
But wait. In less than an hour, I seemed to blend right in. Where’s my crown?
Here’s a quick video tour for you!
Did you enjoy the tour? Which photo stood out? Could you imagine sleeping in an ice castle?
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