Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Sculpted Wonders

Two French carvers sculpted this, titled Dancing Tower, with the Eiffel Tower looking somewhat more loose and limber than you expect of the actual tower.

Japanese carvers sculpted this one, titled Fusion.

I decided to photograph the sculptures in pairs.

I turned during this visit to a view of the Connaught Building and the spires of Parliament Hill off to the west.

Then I photographed more of the sculptures. I will be showing these lit up at night when it comes time to conclude the Winterlude series. Tomorrow we go elsewhere.


  1. ...they are all fabulous, b ut the those by the Japanese are special.

  2. So impressive!
    Thanks for showing us the work of these very talented artists.

  3. The Japanese always know how to do beautiful things! Gorgeous!

  4. Actually I like the Eiffel tower like that, looks much better then this old rusty thing !

  5. @Tom: I agree.

    @Catarina: you're welcome.

    @Joan: so did I.

    @Ella: definitely.

    @Italiafinlandia: amazing indeed.

    @Gattina: i agree.

    @Francisco: thank you.

  6. The 'leaning' Eiffel Tower made me smile William 😊All incredibly beautiful!

  7. Stunning! I love that twisty turny Eiffel Tower!

  8. It was good to have people in the pictures for scale. I also really like them all, but especially the Eiffel Tower. :-)

  9. Hello, they are beautiful ice sculptures. Wishing you a happy day!

  10. Beautiful. Were they inside shelters other years?

  11. Amazing stuff. It almost makes me come to Ottawa to see it.

  12. Beautiful...and thanks for the environment of the display...brings it into perspective. My fav (in case you wanted to know!) the Japanese piece. So fragile and flowing in it's lines. Where to next??

  13. they are all wonderful sculptures, but that Eiffel Tower is not only a great piece of work, it's very funny tyoo.

  14. Gorgeous sculptures with lovely details.

  15. "Tipsy Eiffel Tower" is what popped into my head when I saw that picture.

  16. Fantastic sculptures, great details.

  17. @Grace: it was beautifully sculpted.

    @Lady Fi: definitely!

    @Shammickite: it was creative.

    @DJan: thank you!

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @RedPat: they've been under shelters for at least five years now, but probably more than that. It really helps in keeping them in shape.

    @Red: it is well worth seeing.

    @Barbara: tomorrow is something that is very, very different!

    @Jan: I quite agree.

    @Nancy: that they are.

    @Sharon: me too.

    @Michelle: definitely.

    @Bill: I thought so too.

    @Mari: thanks!

  18. Wonderful! And fun, or Funderful.

  19. Incredibly Well Built - Thanx Ever So Much For Capturing & Sharing


  20. A dancing Eiffel Tower, how cute and clever is that,I love it!!The others, too, but this one made me want to dance!

  21. It looks like the Eiffel Tower is dancing to the old "Saturday Night Fever" a la John Travolta.

  22. William - I scrolled through all of the ice sculpture posts, and the snow sculpture post - wow. Imagination on fire - well, on ice! The talent is superb. It appears there is a common theme among the ice sculptures - origins, or cultural icons. Was that just a coincidence?

  23. Wow! such talent. It's hard to believe they are made from ice, they all look like glass!

  24. All such talented artists.

    All the best Jan

  25. @Aritha: they are.

    @Catalyst: definitely.

    @Sandi: me too.

    @Padre: you're welcome.

    @Iris: it was quite a sight.

  26. @Kay: that's one way to look at it.

    @Angie: some years there's a theme.

    @Marie: it does, yes.

    @Diana: thank you.

    @Klara: definitely.

    @Jan: very much so.