Abandoned home encased in glistening sheets of ice and snow (VIDEO)

Abandoned home encased in glistening sheets of ice and snow (VIDEO)
Winter’s frosty embrace has transformed an abandoned Russian residence into an incredible icy palace, where frozen stalagtites hang like chandeliers.

The house in Ekaterinburg – near Russia’s Ural Mountains where temperatures often reach minus 17 degrees celsius in January – appears locked in time thanks to a burst water main that has almost entirely coated the interior rooms in ice.

Footage from the house also reveals how the former occupants’ belongings have been frosted over. The floor of the house has been carpeted in a white layer of snow.

The wintery incursion has transformed the dilapidated building into something of beauty, as the living area resembles an icy cave, while old furniture is encrusted with shiny crystals of frozen water.

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