On the north shore of the Ottawa River in Gatineau, Winterlude activities turn Jacques Cartier Park, into a children's winter playground.
This year that included a zip line for kids across a stretch of the park.
There were also snow sculptures set up throughout the park. This is one of them.
I would have preferred a blue sky day to go over, since snow sculptures tend to stand out better that way, but such was not the case this year.
Those blue skies can be elusive at this time of year but your photos are wonderful without them.ReplyDelete
Enough ****, already!ReplyDelete
The more I see of it, the more I envy you Winterlude! Love the ville de Gatineau chair!ReplyDelete
Terrific shots. I seem to rejoice when the sun comes out but your shots reflect what I am sure is a cold atmosphere. Love that top shot.ReplyDelete
la tirolienne j adorerais et quelles belles statues ephemeres ;o)ReplyDelete
I want that yellow chair !ReplyDelete
Beautiful snow sculpture! They've added a few snow sculptures to our Ice Park this year, but because our snow is so dry it's not really easy to do. Snowmen are not common here. If you can build a snowman right away when the snow starts to fall you might have one through the winter.ReplyDelete
you ottawans? know how to have fun in winter!ReplyDelete
Denise: thank you!ReplyDelete
Norma: snow is a wonderful thing!
Ciel: it is such a fun festival.
Lauren: it is pretty cold all winter long here.
Le regard: merci!
Stuart: it's huge!
Elaine: it doesn't surprise me that it would be difficult given the dryness.
Tanya: we make the most of it!
I've bee on the constant lookout for blue skies this winter - they sure are rare! These photos turned out well in spite of the grey skies.ReplyDelete
what a neat sculpture!ReplyDelete
Wonderful shots, I love that snow sculpture.ReplyDelete
You can't always get what you want, William, at last the blue skies are for us at the moment. ;-)
I love the snow sculpture. Not so much the zip line. I tried that once and once was enough.ReplyDelete
I'd like to try the zip line. Childrens zip not the big scary adult ones.ReplyDelete
What a fun area for the kids. MB
Is it still winter in Canada? We`ve got spring time in Bergen. Nice playground.ReplyDelete
@EG: it often seems that just because it might be blue sky right now, it won't stay that way for long.ReplyDelete
@Tex: more of that to come!
@Jan: thank you!
@Sharon: I've done it before, and enjoyed it.
@MB: this one was perfect for kids.
@Inna: oh, yes, we're still deep in winter in these parts.
Looks like fun activities for young and old. But oh so cold...brrr! It was 60 degrees (F) at my house yesterday!ReplyDelete
What a fun for the kids, but nothing for me...ReplyDelete
I like the snow sculpture.
Ultra-cool (literally, I guess) snow sculpture.ReplyDelete
The snow sculpture is fabulous!ReplyDelete
What a lot of funReplyDelete
Was that you on the zip line?ReplyDelete
Awesome photos, William, so fun and colourful! I love that big yellow chair!ReplyDelete
@Kat: it's still cold here!ReplyDelete
@Karl: it's an overdose of fun for kids.
@Bibi: and more where that came from.
@RedPat: they used to do competitions of snow sculptures. I miss that.
@Mo: thank you.
@Cheryl: no, strictly kids!
@Linda: I've seen one even bigger!
These are wonderful shots William. Love all that snow.ReplyDelete
So do I.Delete
I'm not sure about the zip line. I prefer to sit rather than hang.ReplyDelete
I've done a bit of it.Delete
The yellow chair really stands out against the white snow. That ice sculpture is amazing.ReplyDelete