Lonely Planet Writer

Church made of ice built on Romanian mountain

Făgăraș Mountains, Romania.
Făgăraș Mountains, Romania. Image by Serge Bystro / CC BY 2.0

A church made entirely of ice has been built in Romania’s Făgăraș Mountains, 2000m above sea level, as a replica of an old Transylvanian church. To build it, chunks of ice were cut by a chainsaw at Balea Lake northwest of Bucharest, then blessed by priests and melded using snow and water. The church has a relief of the Last Supper, also cut in ice. Read more: telegraph.co.uk