Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Snow Sculptures At Lansdowne

Large snow sculptures were erected at Lansdowne Park during Winterlude, in Aberdeen Square. I have more from here over the next two days.

42 comments:

  1. King Kong, Convivial Penguins, and Hockey Happy Bear! Love it. Sinister octopus however said "MOVE ON!" to me, William

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  2. So glad !, many animals and everyone the best!.

    Tomás.

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  3. I have never seen snow sculptures like these...quite a change from the traditional snowman :).

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  4. What a selection, William !
    The first one is impressive and the bear playing hockey is fun !

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  5. They really use natural products for art overthere!

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  6. @Tex: definitely!

    @Cloudia: the octopus definitely looks annoyed.

    @Tomas: thanks!

    @Bill: the sculptors did well.

    @Lauren: certainly!

    @Karl: the hockey playing bear is quite whimsical.

    @Marianne: they do!

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  7. Great snow sculptures, William, I love those happy penguins.
    I have once made a very big and beautiful snow man, but I have to admit, it was nothing compared to these sculptures. :-)

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  8. These are so much fun. Stay away sun!

    Janis
    GDP

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  9. Wow there's a lot of work in these biggies William! Angry octopus and happy penguins.. what's not to like :)

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  10. I love these! So whimsical and humorous. My favorite is the octopus!

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  11. I can't decide if I like the penguins or the bear playing ice hockey the best.

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  12. Snow sculptures are amazing but I think I like the beauty of the Ice sculptures better. All amazing though.
    MB

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  13. @Jan: it's been a long while since I made a snowman.

    @Janis: they are a blast to see.

    @Hilary: and more of them to come!

    @Halcyon: there is a whimsical look to them.

    @Grace: tomorrow I'll show one in progress.

    @Lowell: the octopus is not happy!

    @Sharon: they're all fun.

    @MB: it's quite a contrast between the two mediums.

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  14. Snow sculpture gives artists more options as it's much different than ice. with snow you can try things and if it doesn't work start over again. Interesting stuff. I wonder what theme they were given.

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  15. Very funny, but the ice ones were really works of art!

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  16. Those are such great exhibits! I especially love the last two - they are very cute! Reminded me of several years ago when I went to snow festival. There were many snow sculptures, big and small. It was fun!

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  17. so so cool. i am trying to recall where this was in the US but they were speaking on the news about an octopus made out of snow that was the talk of the town, folks where driving or flying to see it in person, getting there picture taken there, it was so so cool & just life like. i appreciate the time & effort it would take to get a snow creature to that size. wow wee!! ( ;

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  18. They look so different from the ice sculptures - not as pretty but somehow more approachable.

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  19. THey are different, I prefer the ice ones!

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  20. The first one reminds me of a snow monster. Creating these must of been fun for the artists. Totally different from the ice sculptures.

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  21. @Red: most of these were animals, though not all- and three of them were monsters. I'll show you the other monster tomorrow.

    @VP: it's quite a difference to compare the two.

    @Jennifer: they are!

    @Tamago: snow sculptures here are quite popular.

    @Beth: it takes a lot of work!

    @RedPat: they do seem more approachable.

    @Ciel: I think the ice ones are more beautiful. These allow for more whimsy.

    @Bill: the first one is a Yeti, so it fits. There's another Yeti tomorrow.

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  22. Spectacular ice sculptures. Wow they get better and better.

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  23. Whoa...some pretty scary monsters there William..

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  24. Like the clock tower. The clock is ticking on these guys. :-)

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  25. I attended an Ice Carnival at Michigan Tech years ago. It is in the U.P of Mchigan and they had ice sculptures of this quality. I was amazed.

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  26. So whimsical. Better than a sand sculpture.

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  27. @Jenny: definitely!

    @Carolann: more of them to come.

    @Geoff: the Yeti especially!

    @Revrunner: oh yes, they're short lived.

    @Janey: it's fun to attend something like this.

    @Mari: I agree.

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  28. Those are amazing! So much detail.

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  29. Great imaginations. The first one looks like the lions in a Chinese lion dance I saw Saturday (pix to come).

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  30. Impressive sights these large sculptures. I would love to see them being created. Lots of talent here.

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  31. These are fun and I imagine they're not as arduous to carve as a block of ice, more like sand sculpting.

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  32. The snow penguins are my favorites!

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  33. @Lois: lots of detail!

    @Jack: I look forward to it!

    @Denise: these carvers know what they're doing.

    @Kay: it's a completely different medium, and more forgiving of errors!

    @Norma: they're cute!

    @Orvokki: indeed!

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  34. Nice to see so much humor. I needed a smile today.

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  35. Such a fun series, William, thanks so much for sharing. :)

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