Sunday, February 27, 2022

Staging The Winter Wonderland

Turning back to 2016 and Winterlude, I took this photo from the Bank Street Bridge early one evening, with the Moon rising to the east as skaters were below on the Canal.

Confederation Park beckoned me on a day before the festival when set up was underway.

A view of some of the shelters for the large ice sculptures.

Work was just starting on a big one out here. The boxes at left- all ice. The blocks are made in a factory setting and shipped here. The result is clear cut ice.

That big sculpture in progress.

The first weekend, the pairs and solo carvers get to work on their creations. It's a treat to watch them at work.


  1. Those ice sculptures are amazing. It is good you have taken such neat photographs.

  2. Great we can travel back to such beautiful times like this. Just heard in Cologne the carnival will not take place (I´m not a fan, but feel sorry for the people there).

  3. Hello,
    The sculptures are amazing and I love the view of the skaters on the canal. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and have a happy new week!

  4. @Maywyn: thank you.

    @Iris: understandable.

    @Jan: it certainly is.

    @Italiafinlandia: indeed.

    @Eileen: thank you.

  5. I”ll bet it is a treat to watch them work.

  6. ...icy and snow can make for beautiful scenes.

  7. I love that first shot, William. Such a tranquil scene. We need those sights these days!

  8. It must be fun to see the shape emerging from the ice.

  9. It's quite a big job getting this all set up.

  10. That is a great scene with the canal and the moonrise.

  11. Great shots ~ bet it is fascinating to watch the process ~

    Wishing you lots of love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. It looks great when you can skate on the canal ice.

  13. @Janey: very much so.

    @Tom: definitely.

    @Magiceye: thanks.

    @Marie: yes we do.

    @RedPat: indeed.

    @Sharon: that's true.

    @Bill: thank you.

    @Carol: it really is.

    @Orvokki: many enjoy doing so.

  14. A lot of work and a truck load of imagination created a perfect winter wonderland.

  15. I especially like your first photograph :)

    All the best Jan

  16. Beautiful captures of the ice artists at work, I've never seen that inside before how wonderful. Great captures, winter is still strong upon us all. Enjoy your new week ahead.