The last time I showed you this statue of Canadian jazz musician Oscar Peterson, it was in warmer weather. I stopped by the National Arts Centre a few days ago and thought I'd recapture the great man in the snow.
At the moment, his feet are encased in snow for the season. In a few weeks he'll have people posing with him regularly.
Must have been difficult to play that curved keyboard. :-)ReplyDelete
i bet he's anxious for warmer weather!ReplyDelete
Jane: I grew up listening to my mom play the piano. Any time I see or hear a piano it triggers comforting memories. I did hear Oscar Peterson play many years ago and it was wonderful. The art work in your pictures is impressive.ReplyDelete
He seems awfully calm for someone whose feet must be freezing.ReplyDelete
I reckon his feet have gone numb :). I would have thought plenty people would like a winter shot sitting beside Oscar..ReplyDelete
I've heard his music for years; what a great musician! I didn't realize he was Canadian, though. Lots of good stuff comes from Canada! :) Must be hard to get the fingers to work playing piano in such cold weather.ReplyDelete
Nice shots William! Lots of snow still.ReplyDelete
@Revrunner: oh, yes!ReplyDelete
@Tanya: I'd say he's ready for it.
@Jane: he was one of the best there was.
@Sharon: he actually looks quite happy about it.
@Grace: you see it once in awhile, but come warmer weather, it's a popular spot. That bench is cold right now!
@Lowell: when people in the industry suggested he move to the States, he refused. He said he was Canadian, and Canada would always be home.
@Luis: and it never seems to stop falling!
Oh that's such a neat sculpture. Gosh I can't believe how much snow you still have.ReplyDelete
I'd like to sit on that bench with him. Great sculpture and that piano....wow. MBReplyDelete
We've got John Coltrane down the road in High Point. I'll have to find a shot that does him justice. Your snow photo is inspiring. Now off to find some Oscar Peterson music.ReplyDelete
Wonderful sculpture, but so glad I am not there.ReplyDelete
makes me say 'brrrr!'ReplyDelete
Love that statue!ReplyDelete
It is still snowing there... beautiful statue, very well photographed.ReplyDelete
The poor statue looks cold!ReplyDelete
It's melting here today so hopefully he will have warm feet soon! ;-)ReplyDelete
@Krisztina: there's plenty of it, and still here for a long while.ReplyDelete
@MB: I'll have to photograph people on the bench with him.
@Greensboro: that I'd like to see!
@Mari: I'm glad I am here!
@Tex: the cold is a good thing!
@Cheryl: it's my personal favourite in town.
@Norma: very cold!
@RedPat: it'll take some time before that happens!
Must be hard working those pedals through the snow! I wish I could smile so cheerfully in the depths of winter:) Nice one.ReplyDelete
Fun shot! He'd make for a great photo opportunity, though I think I'd wait for a bit warmer weather :)ReplyDelete
I wonder if the sculptor thought about how his work would look under snow. Maybe they should relocate it inside.ReplyDelete
Love Oscar's statue, great shots!ReplyDelete
Obviously he's a cool dude!ReplyDelete
That's a wonderful study in black and white. I'm a big fan of Oscar, so I really appreciate this.ReplyDelete
I think this is a wonderful tribute to a Canadian who wanted to to be known as a Canadian.ReplyDelete
Very cool! He looks great in the snow.ReplyDelete
@LondonLulu: I always smile when I see him.ReplyDelete
@Meradeth: my last photo op with him was several weeks ago.
@Linda: that it is.
@Jack: I've wondered that, but I like it here.
@Denise: it is a wonderful statue.
@Linda: very much so.
@Stuart: I love his music.
@EG: he was a great musician.
@Halcyon: he does, yes.