Today I'm finishing up in Jacques Cartier Park. With such massive mounds of snow, it's often typical to find carvings along sides that are opposite from the slides themselves. Below, this wall of snow was the backdrop for a stage in the park.
Walking through the park, on the way down to the Ottawa River, this snow sculpture caught my eye.
These sculptures here in the park tend to start out as blocks of snow shipped in, about twenty five feet tall. Carvers work from there, cutting and chiseling down to their vision.
Looking out onto the Ottawa River from the Gatineau shore. This time of year, it's hard to tell where the shore starts; the snow and the ice blend together. That person you see at the middle of the pic, however, is definitely out on the ice.
Another view of the river from this part of the park. The bridge is the Alexandria, one of the connections between Ottawa and Gatineau. Parliament Hill is beyond it.
Back into Ottawa tomorrow....