Sunday, November 15, 2009

A Chilly Reception

Every year in Kiruna, Sweden, 125 miles north of the Arctic Circle, a team of sturdy Swedes works from dawn until dusk (which, up that far north, means about twenty minutes) to complete construction of the famous Ice Hotel. It is exactly that, a hotel constructed from great blocks of perfect ice, harvested from the Torne river that runs through much of this wintery hinterland. The hotel is reconstructed every year around this time and it is there in very chilly Kiruna, that Twentieth Century Fox decided to hold a three day press junket to promote the release of the Blu Ray, DVD of Ice Age, Dawn of the Dinosaurs.
That's where I was last week.
Here are a few pictures:

A "wilderness picnic lunch" on a frozen river.

We arrived by dog sled and yes, we ate reindeer.

I went for one of the most beautiful runs of my life,

and did not see a soul.

It was cold, even by his standards.

8 comments:

  1. That had to be an awesome experience. I have to admit I'm a tad jealous. That ice hotel thing is really cool....literally.

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  2. I wish I had your job ! Being over there in this terrific landscape. Looks like a day off (the world). Thank you for this new sample of escape !

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  3. Being invited to do that kind of promotion is a promotion itself ! What a lucky man you keep being !

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  4. Wouahouu!! what a marvelous adventure.
    Another great adventure : France!! :-) You've got so much fans here. Did you visit our great country yet??

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  5. Hi Peter,
    did you pee that image of Scrat or just used a stick?Haha,just kidding there :-)

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  6. Short film that may interest you...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvAceiILq4A&feature=player_embedded

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