I was twelve when I heard about the ice hotel. My dad saw it in a travel magazine and I’ve wanted to stay in one since. Most people that know me well would find this very ironic as I’m always cold, but there is something spectacular about staying in something that seems so strong and permanent, yet very fragile and dependent on frigid temperatures. I would only want to stay a few days if that, but the experience itself is a once in a lifetime thing. For now I will have to settle with the experience of having a drink in the Ice Bar in London.
I realize that this video is more about the river than the ice hotel itself, but if we are to appreciate the hotel and all the work that goes into its design and construction each year, we need to appreciate where it all comes from in the first place.