Wanderings Of A Canadian Loon Through The National Capital And Beyond
I had never seen such beautiful ice statues.Tomás.
The best ice sculptures I've ever seen !
Seems such a shame it will all melt away
Wow that second one is huge!
Hard to find a winner here: all these are wonderful!
@Tomas: they certainly are that.@Karl: they are standouts!@Bill: or in this case get broken up.@Marianne: it is!@VP: I agree!
Beautiful, such delicate works! Love the second one very much. That horn! Must need very good skills to make it without breaking!
wonder how sharp those antlers are? curious minds wish to know? ouch! right??! ha. ha!! just kidding. ( :
These are just amazing. I'm especially impressed by the deer and the dancers.
I can't decide which one I like best....
They are all beautiful, but the first two and the one with the Chinese or Japanese dancers are truly amazing. It's hard to believe these wondeful detailed sculptures are made by men.
I think it's amazing how they can capture so well the feeling of motion....
As well as being very detailed, there's a lot of action in these sculptures. they are something you could take a long look at.
they are incredible pieces!
@Tamago: and sometimes during carving a piece will end up breaking.@Beth: I can't get close enough!@Sharon: I am too.@Norma: I had a struggle too. It's a tie for me between the bison, the deer, and the mountain goats.@Linda: definitely!@Jan: the carvers seem to outdo themselves each year.@Lowell: they certainly do have that skill.@Red: I always see something new in them.@Tanya: that they are.
Absolutely beautiful! Great photos!
Amazing imagination behind the designing of these ice sculptures. The deer in the second photo is splendid.
These are unbelievable, William! You got a wee bit of snow I heard!!
I really love all of these sculptures. Just too sad they don't last.
the elk caught my eye!
How do you pick a favorite when they all are stunning and beautiful sculptures.
They look larger than the individual ones. I looooove the third one!
I don't know how you could do this with a block of ice. The elk is my favorite.
@Denise: thanks!@Gemma: that one is getting a lot of attention.@RedPat: we got half a metre of snow on the ground! Yesterday was in a word interesting in these parts!@Halcyon: they are fleeting, but at least can be photographed!@Tex: it is popular.@Bill: they're so well done, after all.@Ciel: they do have more blocks when they all get started.@Janey: it's intricate work.
The elk is my favorite.
The piece in the third picture looks enormous, I just can figure out how they turn their visualisation into reality...
Oh how I wish I could see these in person. Your pictures are the next best thing!
I love all the animals - and the two humans. The elk is a standout for me.
This group is so intricate. I can't imagine having the skill or patience to be able to do this. Nice pics William!
Spectacular sculptures William, such a shame that they are so short lived.
Oh, Wow! Wow! and Wow!
Amazing how well the carvers work as teams!