Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Even A Jedi Master May Need Hot Chocolate

"Cookies, the Dark Side has. Broccoli, the Jedi have. A problem this is." ~ Yoda, Star Wars Episode 3.5: The Death Of Jar Jar Binks

Snow sculptures could be found during Winterlude in the Byward Market. This first one stood outside the Ottawa School of Art, done by students from inside. It incorporated floral patterns, a face, and a fairy.


Across the street, Jocelyn Galipeau, whose work I showed a few days back, also carved this rendition of the familiar and diminutive Jedi Master Yoda.


A few days later, and down the street, I was passing through the Market when I noticed a crowd. On Family Day, several Market cafes and shops had a hot chocolate tasting going on here, so you'd go around trying their various drinks and vote on your favourite. My choice was one with a peppermint addition- odd, because peppermint on its own isn't something I usually go for.

41 comments:

  1. Yoda looks cold! But he is watching for spammers...

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  2. Just one more art form, that I'm sure I'd be inept at.
    I also like Yoda! Nice pics William!

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  3. Yoda's snow sculpture is marvellous.

    Tomás.

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  4. Everybody needs some hot chocolate with so much snow around. Love the Jedi sculpture!

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  5. Love the fantastical face, fairy and flower sculpture William, lovely combination. Peppermint hot chocolate sounds tres bon :)

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  6. @Tex: I knew he'd be popular.

    @Linda: I told Lord Vader that the spammer called him a whiny little punk. Vader took care of the rest.

    @Pat: thanks!

    @Tomas: it is.

    @Bill: he does.

    @Marianne: they were well done.

    @VP: the hot chocolate was so good!

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  7. The snow sculpture is marvellous, William, and hot chocolate sounds good !

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  8. Loved today's display- especially the roses!

    Janis
    GDP

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  9. i would totally give them several cups of joe. i really am amazed. i can only imagine the efforts. wow wee!! i love Star Wars. ( :

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  10. It's hard to choose, the snow sculptures are all so well shaped, but the Jedi Master Yoda is a real master piece.
    I love hot chocolat and during winter I prefer to have an old Frisian drink called Berenburg in it. :-)

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  11. the details are just amazing...the peppermint addition sounds yummy!

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  12. Love the snow Yoda...and the quote!

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  13. Hot chocolate tasting?? I'd go for that. I love Yoda!

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  14. Awesome snow sculptures today. I really like Yoda. Hot chocolate tasting? That's rich!

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  15. @Grace: it was a surprising taste.

    @Karl: it's especially good in winter.

    @Janis: the carvers from the school did good work with that one.

    @Beth: thanks!

    @Jan: that sounds good.

    @Tanya: it was hard to pick

    @Norma: thank you!

    @Sharon: Yoda's popular!

    @Red: it was the first year they've done this, and it was popular.

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  16. I have really enjoyed your snow and ice pictures, William.

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  17. That face/flower/fairy sculpture is very lovely. And the Yoda sculpture must have drawn many Star Wars fans!
    I would love to go there for hot chocolate tasting. Yum :-)

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  18. I've never been into Star Wars, but I can see excellent artistic (sculptural) ability when I see it. Great fun if a little cold!

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  19. Just a tiny hint of mint in hot cocoa does taste good. I think I will make myself some now. thank you.
    MB

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  20. What a lovely snow sculpture.

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  21. Hot chocolate? Chocolat chaud ? I'll taste! I might look at the sculptures too mind you but now I'm thinking I might make myself one as a nightcap -without additions though-. It snowed earlier on here but only for a little while and it's all gone again...

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  22. Hot chocolate and snow sculptures - Perfect!

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  23. The snow sculptures are so nice. They make me miss the invitational sand sculptures we used to have here. And a hot chocolate tasting? That sounds like frosting on the cake!

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  24. @Linda: I've enjoyed showing it.

    @Tamago: I was pleased about the event- it was pure chance I was in the area.

    @Lowell: it was fun.

    @MB: each of the shops had good takes on hot chocolate.

    @Orvokki: I agree!

    @Ciel: we had snow through the night and the morning; now it's partly sunny.

    @Halcyon: thanks!

    @RedPat: it was good.

    @Lauren: just the right mix.

    @Kay: it was a tasty surprise!

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  25. I think that's a particularly good set of sculptures William..

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  26. Nope, don't think I'd reach for the peppermint either.

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  27. Yes, I would go for the peppermint, William. Yoda was captured very well in snow.

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  28. Loved the fairy. Since I didn't taste the concoction, I can't comment.

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  29. Gosh, those snow sculptures are terrific! And, I love the idea of a hot chocolate contest on a chilly day -- yum!

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  30. Hot chocolate sounds good in the ice and snow

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  31. @Geoff: indeed!

    @Revrunner: I figured why not, and was pleasantly surprised.

    @Beatrice: pleased am I!

    @Mari: if you like hot chocolate you would have liked this.

    @SRQ: whoever came up with it did good.

    @Cloudia: it was!

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  32. Very talented artists. Great pieces to see with chocolate as a bonus.

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  33. The faces on those snow sculptures are incredible. Hot chocolate sounds pretty good to me!

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  34. I'd rather carve something a little more... lasting!

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  35. Love these snow sculptures. I must admit that Yoda gets my vote for great character and style.

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  36. Peppermint and chocolate? Mmmmh, doesn't look like my preferred choice but then neither was it yours. Perhaps I would have shared your views. Nice initiative anyway. I love the idea of tasting various hot chocolates !!!

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