Ice church in Slovakia pulls crowd
Instead of wood or bricks and mortar, this chilly house of worship perched among the snowy peaks of Slovakia's High Tatra Mountains has been built from massive crystal-clear blocks of ice. At 1,285 metres (4,200 feet) above sea level, the ice replica of Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome is higher than any of Slovakia's 4,158 churches, more than half of them Roman Catholic. A team of 16 sculptors from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Wales and the United States worked 12 hours a day for a month to create this year's ice temple. On Sundays, the venue vibrates with the sounds of sacred music concerts.
March 15, 2019, 03:51 PM IST