I am finishing this look at the activities around Jacques Cartier Park during Winterlude today. Large snow sculptures are always found here during the festival, and this year they had a theme linked to the Olympics. It started with two of them near the entrance.
Others included an Olympic torch.
The sport of curling also featured in one sculpture.
As did the bobsled.
Here are two final views in the park. Tomorrow we're back in Ottawa for more of the Winterlude activities. I still have a few posts left in the series.
...you folks sure do things on a grand scale.ReplyDelete
The kids must love these...so many are cartoon characters. Heck, I liked them. A lot.ReplyDelete
They are huge and so beautiful, very nice festival to watch.ReplyDelete
Great work! Each worth a long look!ReplyDelete
I love these! Beautiful sculptures!ReplyDelete
Grandiosas e espetaculares esculturasReplyDelete
Um ótimo domingo, William
@Tom: they are huge.ReplyDelete
@Lowell: kids do enjoy the park.
@Marianne: it's a wonderful event.
@Marie: they are indeed.
@Nancy: yes they are.
The Olympic theme for the snow sculptures is brilliant and so relevant. I'm always happy that I don't have to pick a favourite, it would be tres difficult 😀ReplyDelete
i am wondering about these snow features ... wonder if they are easier than sand or similar at all? way cool. i think they are must easier to see than the ice features. ( ;ReplyDelete
I like the gigantic size of these sculptures. I didn't notice lights on this years sculptures.ReplyDelete
Massive, cold, amazing work! Good for you for taking us on a tour!ReplyDelete
Again, you live in a wonderful city.ReplyDelete
Plus your photos are always fabulous. Sometimes I keep your winter photos small and just look at them as black and white abstracts
with highlights of color. Especially your long shots of the canal skating. Perfect.
Neat photos, the bobsled looks ready to goReplyDelete
Are the snow sculptures still all in one piece? We've had some milder weather.ReplyDelete
Sehr schöne Skulpturen.ReplyDelete
Tremendous admiration for those who work in snow -- truly an ephemeral medium and their work is magnificent.ReplyDelete
These are all great. It's impossible to choose a favorite.ReplyDelete
I think I like snow sculptures even more than ice sculptures.ReplyDelete
@Grace: it's very hard indeed to pick favourites!ReplyDelete
@Beth: they're a lot more forgiving of mistakes to carve than ice.
@Red: I imagine they're lit up at night, but I hadn't gotten over there in the evening. I'll have lit up ice sculptures in a few days.
@Jennifer: it's a pleasure to do so.
@Parsnip: thank you!
@Maywyn: it does!
@Marleen: they are!
@Shammickite: I would imagine by now that the sculptures have been taken down in this park. The ice sculptures get dismantled once the festival is over. Liability issues and all that.
@Jeanie: it certainly is.
@Sharon: I have to agree!
@Janis: they stand out so well.
Fantásticos estes trabalhos.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e bom Domingo.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Amazing beautiful sculptures, I enjoy seeing them all. Thanks, William.ReplyDelete
I like these snow sculptures, William! I've never seen one but they look great in your pics!ReplyDelete
I am surprised by the sizeReplyDelete
Magnificent snow sculptures! Great shots!ReplyDelete
Happy Week to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
Wow ... those are awesome snow sculptures.ReplyDelete
Is this a new prat of Winterlude? I don't remember this from previous editions ...
The snow sculptures are great, but I do like the ice ones more.ReplyDelete
My computer will open only six of the photos, but from what I saw there must be great variety with the sculptures. Wish I could be there to see them as well as how they are created.ReplyDelete
These sculptures are very well done !ReplyDelete
Wonderful art in the snow.ReplyDelete
@Francisco: thank you.ReplyDelete
@Bill: you're welcome.
@RedPat: they're well done each year.
@Janey: they are big, bigger than the ice sculptures.
@Jan: it's a relatively newer area. The park is a big area, and in previous years they've held this event in the west part of the park. They had something going on at the same time there that I missed out on, so they moved these activities out to the east section.
@Mari: I like both.
@Kate: it's fascinating to watch them in progress.
@Karl: they are indeed.