Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Ice Cold Wonders

Here we have the remainder of the small ice sculptures around the fountain at Confederation Park.


This is a larger ice sculpture, one that was completed before Winterlude got underway. It features a harness racing horse and driver. It turns out there is quite a history of harness racing on the ice in Canada, something I'll show in another post.


The Lord Elgin Hotel is one of the hotels officially involved in the event, and is situated across from the west side of Confederation Park. Each year it features a bench carved of ice for photo ops.


It also features ice sculptures at its front entrance.

38 comments:

  1. ...William these sculpture look like crystal.

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  2. Just caught up on your recent ice sculpture posts. The skill of the sculptors is incredible. One false move and it would be ruined. From the small to the large I have enjoyed looking at all of them.

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  3. These are all amazing but the girl on the swing and the fellow in the carriage behind the horse are out of this world. What incredible artistry. It's so sad to think that they will not last.

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  4. The carvings are magnificent. Are you caught up in the Olympics?

    Janis
    GDP

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  5. They are so beautiful - such talent! I'd love to see them sometime.

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  6. They are some stunning ice sculptures

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  7. @Tom: they do indeed!

    @Fun60: snow sculpting is far more forgiving for an error than ice sculpting.

    @Lowell: they are short lived, but wonderful to see.

    @Karl: I do as well.

    @Janis: I've seen some of the Games going on, yes.

    @Francisco: thank you!

    @Mike: it takes a lot of skill.

    @Bill: I agree!

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  8. Nice pictures
    It must be amazing to sit in an ice chair with sculptures all around.

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  9. It looks a little TOO ice cold to me! But beautiful!

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  10. It is simply great what the carvers have made again. The girl on the swing and driver with the racing horse are my favorites.

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  11. Since I'm a horse racing fan I like the ice sculpture of the racer. cool.

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  12. That projector and screen is simply amazing and then I got down to the harness racing one, wow.

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  13. They are amazing William! The harness racer and the girl on the swing are my favs here ✨

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  14. @Maywyn: and cold on the hindquarters!

    @Jeanie: it was a cold day!

    @Jan: the carvers are quite creative.

    @Red: harness racing has quite a history here.

    @Sharon: I've also got the harness racer lit up at night, but that'll be late in the series.

    @Grace: I figured both of those sculptures would be appreciated!

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  15. Such gorgeous sculptures! I love the lady on the swing. It's so creative!
    The dog and bird at the entrance are very cute :-)

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  16. Wow that horse racing sculpture is amazing! I see food trucks behind them & bet they do a roaring trade!

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  17. The girl on the swing is so cool! They all are but that one stood out to me.

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  18. Wonderful! I never get tired of seeing these.

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  19. my fave is the horse and driver ... those wheels ... such details. so so awesome. love it! ( ;

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  20. Amazing - I like the film camera and the girl on the swing the best!

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  21. They are amazing! I love the film camera and the horse with the driver, those are my favorites.

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  22. @Tamago: that swing one has been popular!

    @Christine: yes, there are several options for foodies at various Winterlude sites- including Beavertails!

    @Jenn: that took quite some talent to make it.

    @Lois: I love showing them.

    @Beth: it was very well done.

    @RedPat: these were all beautifully rendered.

    @Bill: those ones have been drawing comments!

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  23. Thanks so much for posting. I simply marvel that they are able to do that with ice.

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  24. The racing rig does it for me. Wow!

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  25. Those first two are exceptional, as is the harness racer.

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  26. These are wonderful. I thought the girl on the swing was pretty great until I saw that harness racer. They're all terrific.

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  27. So many terrific ice sculptures. The winged seat really grabbed my attention.

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  28. So intricate and well done, all of them! There is a big ice festival near here every winter and it's going on right now. I never go but your post has inspired me, so maybe I can find time for it this year! Good stuff!

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  29. So beatifully done! I wish I could seen up close.

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  30. Fantastic art creations, William !

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  31. Beautiful work, wonderful shots.

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  32. Such talent in these 'ice cold wonders' ~ great photos too!

    Happy Valentine's Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  33. I love all these sculptures, the racing horse and the dog are my favourites.
    Thanks for sharing this artistic event!

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