Sunday, November 21, 2010

Ice on the Bus

Note to concept artists: If you’re designing a frozen world, consider the fact that ice can form on the inside of things as well as on the outside.


Here’s a bus in Siberia. The wipers scrape the outside of the windshield. On the inside, the dashboard is covered with frozen precipitation. The bus driver sees the lights of the dashboard through a layer of ice.



Moisture condenses on everything, just like the frost in your freezer.

If someone leaves a window cracked open, the snow blows in and forms drifts.
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Pictures from “Siberian Ghost Cities” on Dark Roasted Blend

9 comments:

Steve said...

Our first car was a used 1967 VW Beetle. Its puny heating system was inadequate for Michigan winters. We routinely had ice on the inside of the windshield. Fortunately, the windshield was flat and there was virtually no dashboard. We became adept at scraping while driving.

Denis S. Fedotov said...

Wow!

Greg Newbold said...

Sounds familiar Steve, We had an '89 Hyundai that had heating issues, particularly the broken rear defroster. I scraped the inside of the window way too many times.

One Woman's Thoughts said...

It's an eerie and yet fantasy like world when snow and ice are formed indoors.
Great PHOTOS.

Max said...

Ice inside the bus? How do the commuters manage?

NIP said...

Woooow, really cool cold!

David Glenn said...

I'd glad no one fell asleep on that bus.

Tamara said...

Great photo find. Thanks for sharing the link to the source. There were some incredible UrbEx images of abandoned places. The thermodynamic law of entropy on environments is endlessly fascinating to observe. At first I thought the images were from the abandoned Ukrainian city of Prypiat but I discovered by way of the link that it was a Siberian abandoned city built on the permafrost. The former USSR seems to be full of Soviet era cities in decay. Amazing!

SVSART said...

Looking at these pictures I'm thinking "WOW I'm sure glad I don't live there" although saying that I now realize I'm sitting in my house with a few feet of snow on the ground and more coming as I type.