Sunday, February 17, 2019

Hotel Carvings

Picking up where I left off yesterday, the south side beyond the main entrance at the Lord Elgin Hotel also had ice sculptures.


One more of the sculptures here at the hotel- this bear was outside the main entrance.


There are a number of hotels officially part of Winterlude, and some of them have more than the usual ice sculpture noting them as such. The Metcalfe is nearby, and this ice sculpture is outside. I photographed it some days later.


And the Chateau Laurier can always be counted on to have ice sculptures outside. Here they are.

36 comments:

  1. ...they look like cold fine crystal.

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  2. Gosh there are a lot of sculptures. Are the artists paid to do this work?

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  3. So much beauty and skill to see. It would be a very temporary exhibition in our climate though 13 C here again today.

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  4. Tolle Skulpturen aber auch bei uns sind die Temperaturen nicht für Eis Skulpturen geeignet.

    Noke

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  5. I wonder how many ice blocks they break before they get it right!

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  6. Hello, beautiful collection of ice sculptures. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day. Have a great new week ahead!

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  7. @Tom: they do.

    @Italiafinlandia: definitely.

    @Joan: given the government and corporate sponsorship, I imagine the carvers receive compensation.

    @John: here it is cold today.

    @Noke: thank you.

    @Sandi: they are careful.

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @Anvilcloud: they are.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Bergson: I agree.

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  8. I love the bird over the wave, and thought the next one was just from another angle...but then decided it was a bat! Nice welcome for hotels to have ice sculptures at their entrances.

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  9. Fabulous sculptures! Thank you for sharing. :-)

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  10. love the wings, snowflakes and those fluffy coats ... they appear to be warm, i think??
    ( ;

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  11. It adds to the overall atmosphere when businesses participate.

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  12. @Barbara: it does!

    @Jennifer: they are.

    @DJan: you're welcome.

    @Beth: the real coats are very warm.

    @Red: I agree.

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  13. Beautiful----Love them ice sculptures
    MB

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  14. Fabuous sculptures, what a wonderful Winterlude:)

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  15. The ice sculptures are beautiful and amazing to see.

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  16. Amazing ice! Winterlude must be a lot of fun.

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  17. Wonderful Winterlude …

    All the best Jan

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  18. Wow! Favorites are Eskimo sculptures ~ all very well done and what a festive time!

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

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  19. @Sharon: definitely.

    @MB: so do I.

    @Rosie: thanks.

    @Bill: that they are.

    @Maywyn: it is!

    @Maria: thank you.

    @Mari: thanks!

    @Jan: it is wonderful.

    @Carol: I enjoyed seeing them.

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  20. Wonderful.
    Are the hotels paying per sculpture or are they sponsoring Winterlude?

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  21. These ice sculpture are like little magical things! Thanks, William!

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  22. "Winterlude" says it All, it's beautiful!

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  23. The ice sculptures are all beautifully done. I would love to see them in person.

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  24. Beautiful. It looks like everyone gets into the act.

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  25. Really beautifully done and well shown here ✨

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