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A new ‘ice library’ filled with dreams has opened near Lake Baikal in Russia

While book-lovers may dream of sitting down and opening their book next to a warm fire, a new ‘ice library’ near Lake Baikal in Russia will provide a completely different kind of reading experience.

Near a ski resort in the Irkutsk region of Siberia, the ice library was opened as part of winter celebrations. The project is made up of large blocks of ice in a circular pattern, each inscribed with people’s wishes and dreams.

A photo posted by Copter38 (@copter38) on Feb 3, 2017 at 11:05pm PST

There are currently hundreds of wishes inscribed in the ice library from people all over the world, from as far as China and France, according to the website. The dreams are all written in their original language, and wishes can be added here.

Lake Baikal is already a huge attraction in Siberia, as it is the world’s deepest lake and contains fresh water pure enough to drink.

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