I start today with a view of skaters on the Rideau Canal, looking west from the Bank Street Bridge.
The Lord Elgin Hotel, across from Confederation Park, is always involved in Winterlude as one of the festival's official hotels, and has ice sculptures out by its main entrance.
North of that entrance, the hotel also has an ice bench for sitting for photos, though that ice would be cold on your hindquarters, wouldn't it?
This is the ice sculpture I showed you yesterday in progress at City Hall. This is the finished product, done on behalf of the diplomatic mission for the European Union, marking two anniversaries this year- Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation and the 60th anniversary of the Treaty Of Rome, which resulted in the creation of the European Economic Community. The provincial courthouse and the Lord Elgin can be seen in the background. Tomorrow we're going across the street and starting to look at what was going on in Confederation Park.