Russian Ice Garden


A worker cleans snow off an ice statue of an owl on a house


I taught English in Samara, Russia for 6 months and marveled at my first Russian winter in the city beside the Volga river.  At the Opera House Plaza, the annual Ice Garden amazed me as it stood among Christmas trees and festive lights for weeks.


You can see the stately Opera House in the distance


Workers design the Ice Garden in front of the Samara Opera House and Christmas Tree


You can read about my Russian adventures in my book “Fire and Ice”:


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