Upon leaving the ice sculptures that I finished with yesterday, I stopped nearby at this snow sculpture, erected outside the Chateau Lafayette, the oldest surviving pub in the city, dating back to 1849, hence the year on the back of the sculpture. This is a tribute to the legendary Ottawa Valley lumberjack and strongman Joseph Montferrand, who probably stopped in at the Lafayette in its early years.
This part of the Byward Market has a number of interconnected courtyards. One of them contains some Winterlude exhibits. One of them is an ice sculpture from the European Union.
Items are embedded in the ice from across Europe. I'll be incorporating additional shots into that Purple theme day in May.
Also here in this courtyard were animal silhouettes and video screens with footage of First Nations activities of the far north.
I paused at the entrance to another courtyard area. A woman was taking a photograph before she noticed me.