Thursday, February 23, 2017

Within The Park

Here's another view of that map of Canada ice sculpture in the park.


Nearby was this stage, with other ice sculptures on it and before it. The backdrop includes the Lord Elgin Hotel and the National Aboriginal Veterans Monument.


Before Valentine's Day, a heart themed ice sculpture can always be counted on to be carved somewhere in the park.


While visiting the park over Winterlude, I stopped by the Animals In War memorial and took a photo of the life sized dog that is part of the monument. He was decked out in snow.


There were several fresh sculptures of the smaller scale carved on the second weekend, arranged around the fountain in the park. Here are some, and I'll show you others tomorrow.

25 comments:

  1. More great sculptures. I like the bear and the fish!

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  2. I have this sense that Winterlude permeates the entire city. Is that so? Loved that the aboriginal veterans are remembered in the sculptures.

    Janis
    GDP

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  3. I see hearts, bears, and butterflies. so so cool!! ( ;

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  4. @Linda: thanks!

    @Marleen: so do I.

    @Janis: it is an impressive monument. I will photograph it again in spring.

    @Beth: very much so.

    @Halcyon: thank you!

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  5. An icy love heart seems like a bit of a contradiction William 😀😀

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  6. I love that teddy bear but, I'm afraid he might be too cold to hug.

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  7. This is a field day for carvers as there are so many different events and the event goes on for a long time.

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  8. I continue to be so impressed with all these ice sculptures. They are all gems.

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  9. @Grace: quite true!

    @Sharon: he would be!

    @Red: it's fun to watch them work through the festival. There were even some of the small carvings being done on the last day.

    @Nancy: I agree.

    @Lauren: they are!

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  10. I have enjoyed all these ice sculptures you share, and would love to see them for myself. I guess I will have to take a trip up to northern climes in the wintertime one of these days.

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  11. The snow adds something to them!

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  12. It is especially poignant that they are all back to being a puddle of water! Thank you for featuring them.

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  13. They are all amazing. All the snow makes a great setting for the sculptures.

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  14. Meanwhile, it was 73F (23C) here this afternoon.

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  15. One has to wonder if some of those smaller sculptures aren't more difficult than the larger ones.

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  16. @Denise: it's fun to see.

    @RedPat: it does, yes.

    @Jennifer: yes, they're no longer in existence.

    @Bill: it does, yes.

    @Revrunner: it's above freezing here now, and the Canal is closed down for the year, but there's still a good deal of snow.

    @Mari: they might be.

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  17. Very cool, in more ways than one.

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  18. I am so glad you are showcasing the ice sculptures again this year. It is almost Spring here---I am starting seeds already---and you guys are still FROZEN.
    MB

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  19. I've never seen anything like this - have really enjoyed your photographs

    All the best Jan

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  20. So much creativity and so much talent!

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  21. I missed this yesterday! It's interesting to see ice sculptures topped with snow.

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  22. I missed this one, too...but I can get a note from my doctor....

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