Picking up where I left off yesterday, I came down past the bottom of the slide area and photographed this tree along the shoreline of the Ottawa River. The Macdonald-Cartier Bridge crosses in the background, connecting Gatineau and Ottawa.
Here we have the view of this slide from the right. The other one can be seen in the background, as well as the Museum of History.
I headed up the slope. Carved into the side of the mound of snow were spots for photo ops- with unusual body positions.
And carved into the back of the mound was this large bas-relief that really caught my eye.
For scale, that alcove at the left is adult sized. A couple of people were inside. I will be using some extra shots of this bas-relief for the Blue theme later in the year.
At the extreme right in this shot, the zipline tower that I mentioned can be seen.
And for today I finish with a look inside the alcove.
...impressive, but I like those winter tree silhouettes.ReplyDelete
The black grey winter trees against the white snow and grey white sky is so beautiful.ReplyDelete
Interesting carvings. I like the trees.ReplyDelete
This is also very creative and alternative to sculptures!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing.
The winter trees are lovely.ReplyDelete
I do like the Winter tree of course. And the snow art as well.ReplyDelete
Like the the tree shot in the first photo bestReplyDelete
There are so many things that can be done with snow - and all I ever did as a child was roll it into balls and chuck it at people!ReplyDelete
Gostei bastante de ver e aproveito para desejar a continuação de uma boa semana.ReplyDelete
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I can only imagine what it is like to live in a snow culture. Do you enjoy it. There do seem to be some fun aspects! Like what you are showing today.ReplyDelete
Your photos of the trees are wonderful:)ReplyDelete
Hello, the trees are beautiful. The first one is my favorite. I like the people figures in the snow, that is cool.ReplyDelete
Wishing you a happy day and week ahead.
I prefer the snowy landscapes in your first three photos today.ReplyDelete
@Tom: so do I.ReplyDelete
@Linda: thank you.
@Italiafinlandia: you're welcome.
@Joan: I certainly thought so.
@Bill: I figured it would be appreciated.
@John: I've done my share of that too.
@Janis: I love it.
@Rosie: thank you!
@Eileen: that's good for photo ops.
@Jan: I love them as well.
Some of my favourite winter photos are of deciduous trees in winter.ReplyDelete
Very lovely bas relief designs. :-)ReplyDelete
Wonderful bas relief designs and photos ~ lovely wintry tree scenes too ~ReplyDelete
Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
Beautiful carving in the snow!ReplyDelete
so like sand castles ... they are snow castles ... that is awesome!! Canada is so lucky ... u guys get all the snow ... we had a wee amount of snow today ... it was just so silly. i want a good snowfall - i know a lot of folks think i am nuts ...but i miss those good snowfalling days??! thanks, for sharing with us!! way cool. ( ;ReplyDelete
The snow carvings are interesting, reminds me of the sand carvings we once saw in Portugal.ReplyDelete
I like those snow carvings, especially the strange body shapes.ReplyDelete
Oh wow! The snow carving is wonderful William, there is much to be enjoyed in Winterlude ✨ReplyDelete
@Marie: they can look quite stark on a grey day.ReplyDelete
@DJan: I really liked it.
@Carol: thank you!
@Beth: we have more in the forecast.
@Red: I certainly thought so.
@Sami: I can see that.
@Sharon: me too.
@Grace: there is!
Thank you for getting out in the cold to take fabulous photos!ReplyDelete
oooo this is so much fun. As I've said before, I really must pay another visit to the Ottawa area, there is so much going on there.ReplyDelete
The bas-relief carving is beautiful!ReplyDelete
I like the bas relief, and wonder if she has a name...someone was on ladders to create her!ReplyDelete
Yours are fabulous winter shots, William! And truly fab art in the snow.ReplyDelete
Very cool (literally) snow shapes but I like the tree shots bestReplyDelete
Rather Intricate Work There - Excellent Ability Of Capturing Them - Well DoneReplyDelete
The bare trees are my favorites. Great captures, William.ReplyDelete
@Maywyn: you're welcome.ReplyDelete
@Shammickite: we do have a lot happening.
@Tamago: I certainly thought so.
@Barbara: I looked for a label, and saw none. There were no signs with the snow sculptures this year either.
@Cloudia: it's a good way to get through winter.
@MB: thank you!
@Bill: they stand out well this time of year.
The sculptures in the snow are very impressive. The slide looks like fun!ReplyDelete
The trees against the white are so dramatic. I guess if you love snow, you're in your element. It's 50 degrees here and I find it ridiculously cold. LolReplyDelete
Wow, the carvings are beautiful!!! Back then we only made simple snow angles. Men "decorated" with yellow sometimes....ReplyDelete
Oh, but the grey sky... Today here (in usually sunny Perth), too. Not a fan.
Love that tree in your first shot. Love all the trees...and the bas relief, too.ReplyDelete
Oh, snow petroglyphs! How beautiful!ReplyDelete
Impressive photos and sculptures, all gorgeous to look at.ReplyDelete
The first photograph is my favourite :)ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
@Spare Parts: thanks!ReplyDelete
@Eve: I love the snow.
@Denise: thank you.
@Jan: it's a good one.