Zhongyang Street begins at the flood control memorial on the bank of Songhua River, then continues south to meet Jingwei Street. This pedestrian street is has ashlar paving down both sides, and his home to many European Renaissance and Baroque style buildings, lending it a romantic flavor. During the ice festival, there are interesting ice and snow sculptures to be seen everywhere along the street, just waiting for you to come and have your photo taken next to them. When you visit Zhongyang Street, you must taste its authentic Russian cuisine, and the celebrated Modern brand popsicles. Many classic European style buildings are clustered along this more than 100 year old commercial street. It is also crammed with all kinds of department stores. As night falls every evening, the whole street is lit up with a rich display of light and color. It is a place you must visit when you are in Harbin.