This astonishing film was actually made on the ice skates of Dutch photographer and film maker Kasper Bak in Lemmer, a town in the north of Holland.
Music: ‘Ice Dance’ by Paul Reeves
Photographer Erik Eti Smit said about his photo on top of this story:
It is our national myth that in the olden days the canals were frozen from December till March, every winter. And when I was little, a sight such as this one was still quite common. We could skate almost every winter. Or maybe I just remember the winters when we had ice – and it certainly wasn’t the whole winter.
(Erik Eti Smit)
And what do the Eskimos think about ice?
You never really know your friends from your enemies until the ice breaks.