Landmark Center clock tower and Winter Carnival Ice Palace in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
© Joe Mamer Photography/Alam
A Minnesota winter celebration. Embracing the cold
We’re in Saint Paul, Minnesota, for day seven of the Winter Carnival – an 11-day celebration of all the fun you can have during the cold winter months. In 1885, a journalist from New York who had visited Saint Paul called it ‘another Siberia, unfit for human habitation’. This news prompted the people of Saint Paul to create the Winter Carnival, which debuted in 1886. When the temperature is cold enough, carnival organisers build a massive ice palace, whose ice-block walls frame the Landmark Center clock tower in our photo today.