Sunday, March 3, 2019

The World Of Frozen Splendour

Picking up where I left off, this is the chair I showed you in my last shot yesterday. The Connaught Building and the colourful York Steps are in the background.


During Winterlude, this area had a rotating set of smaller sculptures leading into the main sculpture area. Here were some of them.


Elsewhere in town, about midway through Winterlude, I noticed an assortment of smaller ice sculptures set up along Bank Street. I'll show more of them tomorrow, but start here.

32 comments:

  1. ...what wonderful imaginations these artists have.

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  2. The sculptors are really good in producing these beautiful sculptures.

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  3. All these beautiful sculptures will melt, what a pity but the photos will remain at least

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  4. Extraordinary! How do they do it??

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  5. Hello, the sculptors are really good at creating these ice sculptures. They are amazing. Enjoy your day, have a happy new week!

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  6. neat details ... the glasses on the 1st one. the mouth ...can not imagine the time and energy that all goes into this. so wild, way cool. ( ;

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  7. They ARE fun William, love the unicorn ✨

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  8. It would be neat to have an ice sculpture in the yard all winter. They are quite a treat. Thank you for showing the pictures

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  9. Some how there's a genius behind the ice sculptures in Ottawa. They always come up with something new like the small sculptures.

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  10. I may have missed it...but are all of these ice artists Canadian?

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  11. The small sculptures look harder to do!

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  12. They are so beautiful and detailed! Love the bird!

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  13. Just incredible beauty. And you have captured them for all time. Thank you! :-)

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  14. @Tom: true!

    @Italiafinlandia: definitely.

    @Nancy: that they are.

    @Sami: I certainly agree.

    @Gattina: that's true.

    @Sandi: lots of practice.

    @Eileen: thank you!

    @Sharon: and more to come.

    @Beth: thanks!

    @Grace: so do I.

    @Maywyn: you're welcome.

    @Red: there's no shortage of new ice sculpture ideas.

    @Red: I suspect that most of these were done by local carvers. The bigger ones are an international blend, including three Canadians this year.

    @Marie: there's less room for compensating for an error with one or two blocks.

    @Noke: thank you.

    @Tamago: so did I.

    @DJan: you're welcome.

    @Happyone: they are!

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  15. Beautiful!
    The castle (the last photograph) is amazing!

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  16. There is are everywhere during this festival!

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  17. Simply gorgeous and amazing sulptures!

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  18. It really is an impressive festival. Thanks for the photos! It saves us a lot of gas!!!!

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  19. Splender indeed! Fabulous. Tweeted.

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  20. This event sure makes winter worth looking forward to.

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  21. Small ain´t bad, maybe more tricky, too, love the one with the sunnies most!
    Just cold rain here now...

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  22. That's interesting having smaller sculptures. Gives others a chance to participate.

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  23. Unicorn is my favourite. It's my daughter's fault ;)

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