A number of hotels and restaurants in the city are official sponsors in one way or another for Winterlude. The Chateau Laurier had this ice sculpture out at the front entrance through the festival. The front entrance has a southern exposure, so it gets more sunlight through the day. That has an effect on the transparency of the ice over time.
By contrast, the ice sculpture out front at the Lord Elgin Hotel is more transparent. This entrance is on the east side, so it gets a limited amount of direct sunlight exposure.
Close by at Confederation Park, this sculpture was erected after the first weekend, meant to allow for people to pose for photographs by stepping behind and putting their face at the gap.
This is the sculpture I showed you the other day being prepared. The large wall represents a train, taking soldiers off to the Great War.
I wanted a closeup of this couple saying their farewells.
Stepping back, you see more detail in the train and the surrounding figures.
Tomorrow I'll start showing you the ice sculptures by night.