The Tromsø International Snow Festival 2019, 26 January 2019, Stortorget, Tromsø, Norway.
Text & Photo © JE Nilsson & CM Cordeiro 2019

It was just about a week ago, almost immediately following the final movie screenings of the Tromsø International Film Festival (TIFF) 2019 that the large market square in the city centre was cleared and up sprang these carved ice-sculptures. Lit in various neon colours for a fantastic light and ice display, these ice sculptures certainly brightened and complemented the still darkened winter sky in this Arctic Circle city.

This sculpture seemed a favourite with the visitors to the snow festival. Glowing a warm red, it stands prominently in the heart of Stortorget on display.

“Did you take a picture of the giant cupcake?”, a lady visitor shouted across the square to her husband, who was photographing the giant heart sculpture. That giant cupcake sculpture was a personal draw for me to the square.