Lifestyle & Belief

Here's a church where soul searching can be a chilly affair

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A church made entirely from ice is seen during the night at Balea Lac resort in the Fagaras mountains.

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Radu Sigheti/Reuters

Seeing The News: People have been taking shelter in igloos for a long time. The Ice Hotel in Iceland took the that idea even further. Now, the next time you're in Romania looking for a spiritual lift, the Balea Lac resort has a solution for you.

A group of priests of various congregations hold an inaugural mass for a church made entirely from ice at Balea Lac resort.

A group of priests of various congregations hold an inaugural mass for a church made entirely from ice at Balea Lac resort.

Credit:

Radu Sigheti/Reuters

Heatwave Handstand

If a chilly but heavenly experience in Romania isn't quite your idea of fun, you could head south to Chile and chill off like the locals.

Looking Down

Here's one last traveling adventure for you — but I wouldn't recommend this one. Take a look at the photos these Russian "skywalkers" take from some pretty unthinkable heights. Dizzy yet?

Pregnant Photojournalist

While the skywalking Russian photographers seem to have a certain closeness with danger, intrepid photojournalist Lynsey Addario has experienced the scariest of dangers in war-torn regions around the world. Check out her piece in the New York Times Magazine. I loved seeing this headline spread around social media this week — "What Can a Pregnant Photojournalist Cover? Everything."

Amazon Pickers

Here's one last visual vantage point for your consideration: Ever wonder how you get that box of detergent or a best seller book from Amazon? Here's what it looks like. And, as a fun extra, you can listen to what it's like too.

Seeing The News is a periodic selection of arresting visual topics around the world. What have we missed? Let us know in the comments, or tweet @sdavy with your tips.