A reminder to members of City Daily Photo: the theme day for the first of March is Where I Belong.
These ice sculptures were standing outside of the Lord Elgin Hotel's main entrance, across from Confederation Park, while the bench was close by at the north side of the hotel.
This sculpture depicts a football player, Henry Burris, of the Ottawa RedBlacks (yes, it's still an abominably stupid name for a team). It was set up in the Glebe, carved by an artist, Jocelyn Galipeau, who also carved the second one, a short walk away. There was a warm spell in the first week of the festival, doing some damage to the second sculpture- the artist came back and carved a brand new head, leaving the original beside it.
Up the street was this snow sculpture- the two carvers involved also freshened it up after that same warm spell. This depicts a comedy character- Princess Marg, a creation by the comedian Mary Walsh, often used to ambush politicians.
Lastly, this ice sculpture of an inukshuk was standing outside the tourist information offices across from Parliament Hill. Centre Block can be seen in the reflection.