Alphabet Project | I is for ice

July 9, 2014

Thank you to everyone that joined the Alphabet Photography Project over the past week with their letter H.

Back in December we took the Eurotunnel to Calais and drove to Bruges. While there we heard about an Ice Sculpture Festival which is the only one of its kind in Europe. On this occasion it was a World first, a unique interpretation of a Disney film called ‘Frozen’. A comedy adventure we now know very well indeed!

The icy wonderland was created by artists from 11 countries using 250 tonnes of ice. It took 5 weeks to pull together this remarkable exhibition in -6 degree temperatures.

How to join in 

The Alphabet Photography Project runs every Wednesday. If you’d like to share a post or link up an image, a Linky is live from that day until the following Tuesday. If you include a link back to PODcast I’ll share your post for you. You can post a photo on Instagram (PODcast is here) if you’d prefer using the hashtag #alphabetphoto.

There are also PinterestFacebook and Google+ groups for the Alphabet Photography Project.

Ideas for letter I

The #alphabetphoto theme can be interpreted in any way you choose. The letter I might be a photograph of ice-cream for example, an object that resembles the letter I or a photograph of the letter I using props. It could also be an adjective. Have a look at the letter hints in last week’s post. If you get really stuck, an online dictionary is a good point of reference!

Inspiration for letter J

Here are a few ideas to get us thinking about letter J:

Jam, joy, jewellery, junk yards, job, journalist, joke, jump, jackdaw, jackpot, jacuzzi, jagged, jangling, jiggle, jazz, jawline, jaywing, jogger, joining, journal, jovial, jelly, journey, Jubilee, juicing, jury, jetlag, jockey, jaunt, jars.

There are also lots of inspirational photographs on the #alphabetphoto Pinterest board:
Follow PODcast grappling with a box of frogs’s board Photography: The Alphabet Photography Project on Pinterest.




  • Lou's Lake Views July 9, 2014 at 12:26 am

    Absolutely beautiful photo Charley, it must have been amazing to see that, it looks incredible.
    I nearly did ice but I have so many icy, snowy pics during the winter I couldn’t bare to post one in July!

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  • Rollercoaster Mum July 9, 2014 at 12:36 am

    Amazing photo – that ice festival sounds incredible. (and here was me thinking of ice -cubes when I contemplated ice!)

  • Jo @ 3 Kids and a Gluestick July 9, 2014 at 12:47 am

    Amazing photo Charly! The ice festival sounds fantastic.. I almost did ice for this too but really it had to be insect for me 😉

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  • Sara (@mumturnedmom) July 9, 2014 at 1:15 am

    I remember all your wonderful photos from the Ice Festival and I did wonder if you would choose one, they are stunning x

  • Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk) July 9, 2014 at 5:31 am

    I was surprise by your choice as its summer! Then what better I to have in summer but Ice. Okay I am not making sense but as always your photo is so awesome =)

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  • Debra July 9, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Looks awesome, loving the blue.

  • Stephanie July 9, 2014 at 8:16 am

    That’s a stunning photo x

  • Ali Simpson July 9, 2014 at 8:29 am

    wow, it looks amazing, the colour is spectacular. xx

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  • Tarana July 9, 2014 at 8:41 am

    That must have been a stunning place! I’ve always wanted to see an ice festival, maybe one day 🙂

  • Bonny Bonafilla July 9, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Lovely, chilly photo, Charly. Thanks again for hosting the link-up. All the best, Bonny

  • Mhairi LittleHands July 9, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Great photo. The ice festival must have been amazing, talented people that are able to sculpt ice. x

  • Tina Mansfield July 9, 2014 at 11:21 am

    That is an amazing photo, and the exhibition sounds like something very different.

  • Cheryl July 9, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Imagine working on it in such low temperature. Brr! The blue light shows the folds and creases so vividly. Beautiful photo. Thanks for hosting.

  • Hellie's Corner July 9, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Great photograph, I didn’t know they had an ice festival in Europe, I’ve been to one in Northern Japan years ago and it was amazing.

  • adayinthisdadslife July 9, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    that is an amazing piece of art, i love looking a sculptures in the sand so i would of loved to see those sculptures too great pic btw

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  • Steph July 9, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    That photo is fabulous!! I’m afraid I can’t make out the exact detail – but honestly, when I saw it earlier today – it literally sent shivers through me!! I just found it so utterly amazing and stunning and really wanted to be there with you to see it too!! I get the feeling I’ve seen Frozen, far, far too much myself then!!! Ha!! x

  • Jess @ Catch A Single Thought July 9, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Oh my goodness this is amazing, I can’t imagine how awesome it must have been to see it up close. I’ve actually never seen an ice sculpture exhibition before although it’s always been something I’d love to do one day…I think it’s such a clever talent.

  • Mary @ Over 40 and a Mum to One July 9, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    I remember that trip, wonderful photo

  • Sam @ And then the fun began... July 9, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Eerily magical photo Charly! Loving the colour and light here. X

  • Mummy of Two July 9, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    That must have been amazing to see!

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  • sustainablemum July 10, 2014 at 9:22 am

    What an intriguing idea an ice festival. How amazing that they sculpted that out of ice, I wonder how they do it? Wonderful photo.

  • YouBabyMeMummy July 11, 2014 at 7:20 am

    I would love to go there. Fab picture x

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  • Alison July 11, 2014 at 10:45 am

    That is totally amazing, gorgeous photo. Must have got cold hands sculpting that!

  • Shay Noble July 12, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    A beautiful photo. I can only imagine how incredible it would be to see in person x

  • Super Busy Mum July 12, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    What a gorgeous photo Charly. Its fabulous how such things can be made from something like ice, right? Fabulous. x

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  • Helen Sims The good life mum July 13, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    oh my goodness i almost forgot to enter this week

  • Emma Shilton July 14, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Oh wow Charly what a fantastic photograph. There’s a lot of skill in carving ice and to capture the detail is amazing.

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    such a dramatic photo, the colours are fantastic!! thanks for hosting x

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    Such a beautiful, vibrant blue against the ice, lovely picture. All linked up x

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    Gorgeous picture xx

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