Near where I left off yesterday in Jacques Cartier Park were these wood carvings, done by a local man.
The large mound created for the snow slides in the park were also carved with bas relief sculptures along its length, ideal for photo ops.
This included what was part of the snow sculpture theme in the park this year, focused on the Olympics. This cross country skiing sculpture honours Nancy Greene, an alpine skier who won gold in the 1968 Winter Olympics.
Food choices could be found here in the park.
The texture of this tree bark caught my photographer's eye.
As did this oversized chair.
This is another example of places for photo ops in the park, with an ice bench set up in this alcove on the mound of snow.
...you folks make the best of winter!ReplyDelete
It's the hand-carved bears and beavers that get to me. Although I cannot imagine wandering about in that cold weather! But I've grown old and cold and enjoy watching such things more than participating in them!ReplyDelete
I like those wood carvings!ReplyDelete
With that variety of activities winter and Winterlude are never boring.ReplyDelete
Especially like the wood carvings! Serious artistry!ReplyDelete
Looks like a fun place. The sculptures are neat. I rather like the bunny.ReplyDelete
Winter is here whether you like it or not, so better make the best of it and have fun, like the people in your photos!ReplyDelete
@Tom: we do.ReplyDelete
@Lowell: I love it.
@Marleen: so do I.
@Maywyn: it is such a fun event.
@Shammickite: that's true!
I have a little carved bear! I love it.ReplyDelete
I like the bark too. And the bunnyReplyDelete
I like those carved wooden sculptures!ReplyDelete
The longer you wander around Winterlude , the more good photos you find.ReplyDelete
The bear and bunny are terrific and I love the pop of color against all the gray in the oversized chair!ReplyDelete
Those wood sculptures are wonderful. My sister in Missouri loves bears so she would like to take one of those home.ReplyDelete
@Jennifer: I wouldn't have minded picking one up!ReplyDelete
@RedPat: he was working while I was there, so he must have been carving more works.
@Red: I've still got more posts, until the 15th, so this year was very productive, in terms of photography.
@Jeanie: I do as well.
@Sharon: he was doing good work!
Fantastic bear carvings & now when I see your sow & Winterlude extravaganza I laugh at the little bit of snow & cold temperatures that we think are unbearable!!! We need to have more fun!ReplyDelete
Gostei das esculturas.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
The carved wooden sculptures are beautiful.ReplyDelete
Looks like a snowy bit of fun up there!!!ReplyDelete
I love the playful nature of these photos. And the name Gatineau sounds like a delicacy one should eat, one tiny bite at a time.ReplyDelete
love the bunny, those snowy scenes are great!! way cool. ( :ReplyDelete
I like the wood carvings! Very cool! Near where I grew up, there was a house that had a whole carved bear family on their lawn.ReplyDelete
@Christine: we do tend to get a good winter here. The Beast from the East would be another winter day for us.ReplyDelete
@Bill: he does good work.
@Chieftess: it's a lot of fun.
@Janis: that's a different way of looking at the place name!
@Beth: thank you!
@Jenn: I enjoy seeing wood carvings. This fellow has to be local.
Love the wood carvings! Such cute bears :-)ReplyDelete
The wood carvings/sculptures were great.ReplyDelete
Those wood carvings are extraordinary ~ soooo creative ~ wonderful photos of your festivities!ReplyDelete
Happy Weekend ^_^
Love the animal wood carvings and also the blue chair in the snow:)ReplyDelete
Gosh so much to see William! Your local carver is very talented. Love the texture of the tree bark, trees have always been special to me.ReplyDelete
You have so much to see and enjoy during this winter!ReplyDelete
These are really cool!ReplyDelete
I like the bench and the chair very much.ReplyDelete
@Tamago: they were!ReplyDelete
@Mari: I agree.
@Carol: thank you.
@Rosie: I do too.
@Grace: every once in awhile I like to photograph like that.
@Nancy: it's been quite a winter thus far.
@Klara: as do I.