These were at Lansdowne Park; a couple of inukshuks in snow. The concept started in the far north, where rocks would be piled by Inuit people as markers. They can often be found today in southern stretches of Canada as a garden feature.
To give you an idea of the effect sun has on ice sculptures, this is taken on the last weekend of the festival- this was the large scale map of Canada ice sculpture in Confederation Park that I showed early on in the series. The map has faded away as the ice has gone completely opaque.
The polar bear sculpture had stood up pretty well, but had also gone opaque.
And yet on that last weekend, ice carvers were working on fresh small scale sculptures around the fountain in the park. I also noticed the group that have often been at Winterlude- old fashioned toys and woodworking are their forte.