More from where I left off yesterday with this look back at Winterlude 2014. This large standalone sculpture was in Confederation Park.
Nearby, a team of sculptors were working on a large project. It was one marking the centennial of the beginning of World War One.
Typically at these festivals you'd find a fireplace or two, with Muskoka chairs gathered around it.
This being an unusual version.
Hotels would be official sponsors, and some would have ice sculptures at their entrances. This pair were at the Chateau Laurier.
And this pair at the Lord Elgin Hotel. Note the clarity in these compared to above. This spot has an eastern exposure, and so doesn't see too much sun during the day. The spot above has a southern exposure and so gets more sunlight. It has an effect on the ice.
Across the street and back into Confederation Park.
Here we have the finished sculpture the group were working on. It was very much a farewell theme, with husbands, fathers, sons, and brothers heading off to war. Tomorrow I'll show you what it looked like all lit up.