Friday, February 14, 2020

Two Neighbours

Confederation Park used to be the spot where the ice sculptures were set. I still think it's a more suitable location for them. This year, three smaller sculptures were carved on the fountain in the park and are well lit at night.


This pathway leads towards the fountain.


Across the street from Confederation Park is the Lord Elgin Hotel, one of the participating hotels in Winterlude. Ice sculptures are to be found out front each year, this year with an animal theme.


The hotel also always puts out an ice bench out front for photo ops. This year it has a tulip theme, marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands by Canadian soldiers.

36 comments:

  1. I especially like the tulip bench.

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  2. ...the bond between Canada and the Netherland is wonderful, but talk about a cold seat on the bench!

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  3. That bench reminds me of a colleague. Every morning she hopped into my company car, put the seat-heating on max... all the 45 minutes to work (in winter).
    OK, she was "big" but... max?! I hope she never gets to see that bench... it´ll be doomed. Bet she has a heating with her.

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  4. You have the ice festival again … Wat beautiful!
    Thank you for all your comments!!

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  5. Interesting post, I didn't know about Canadian soldiers and the Netherlands.

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  6. Hello, I like the bench. Have a happy day, enjoy your weekend!

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  7. @Kay: I do too.

    @Tom: very cold.

    @Iris: I've sat on it.

    @Lady Fi: definitely.

    @Ella: it was time.

    @Maywyn: it is well known here.

    @Eileen: thank you.

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  8. I heard from a friend in Australia. He said he couldn't imagine a climate so cold that one could carve ice statues and they wouldn't melt. Have to drag him to Ottawa one winter!

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  9. The ice bench with the tulips io beautiful.

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  10. Lovely sculptures. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. So Cool - Pun Intended - Dig The Red Lights For Sure

    Cheers

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  12. The tulip bench is quite lovely, William.

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  13. I can understand these sculptures very well, thanks to dark simple backgrounds. Photographer is to be congratulated!

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  14. I like the lighting but I will skip sitting on the bench.

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  15. I love that red glow on the first few.

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  16. I bet the bench will be well used William 😊 the Chinese celebration sculptures look amazing lit up at night!

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  17. Superb, that takes such skill I would not know were to start

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  18. Wow. Isn't that just incredible!

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  19. @David: you should!

    @Jan: it certainly is.

    @DJan: you're welcome.

    @Padre: so do I.

    @RedPat: indeed.

    @Barbara: thanks!

    @Michelle: speaking from experience, it's cold!

    @Marie: thank you!

    @Sharon: so do I.

    @Grace: it's a good photo op.

    @Cloudia: thank you!

    @Bill: me too.

    @Sandi: indeed.

    @Jeanie: I do too.

    @Mari: thank you.

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  20. Fantastic ice sculptures and photos ~ ^_^

    Happy Valentine's Day,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  21. Keep 'em up. I'll be there in August.

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  22. I'm shivering as I look at your pictures but they are really beautiful pieces!
    eden

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  23. No favorites. I wonder how long the ice bench customers sit.

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  24. I sound like a broken record.... but you live in a wonderful city !
    Thank you for the great photos as always.
    parsnip

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  25. Very nice lighted sculpture. I think the tulip ice bench will be too cold to sit on.

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  26. @Carol: thank you!

    @Tanya: so do I.

    @Catalyst: of course in August there won't be snow.

    @Eden: thank you!

    @Joanne: not long!

    @Parsnip: you're welcome.

    @Nancy: it's not a spot you linger in!

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  27. Just love the bench :)

    All the best Jan

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  28. So much to see in your walks around, again, stunning!

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