Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Winterlude

As I noted in yesterday's post, Winterlude's formal activities have been called off for another year due to Covid, so aside from skating on the Canal, there isn't much to it this year. Hence I decided to dip deep into the archives and show you again Winterlude from earlier years. Today I'm starting back in 2014, with some of the one block ice carving sculptures done around the fountain at Confederation Park.


Also in the park were larger sculptures, and one of the treats of living here is being able to watch the work from an early process. The carvers, some of whom are Canadian and some of whom are from around the world, get the span of the first weekend to carve their works.


The tools vary: chainsaws, handsaws, chisels, irons, fire, screwdrivers, axes, even sandpaper.

40 comments:

  1. Nice to see the carvers in action again.

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  2. I always enjoy seeing these ice-sculptures; something we don't see in England, for fairly obvious reasons.

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  3. Wow ir must be really cold in your place!

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  4. @Italiafinlandia: they were.

    @Jan: next year it should be back to normal.

    @John: some ice carvers hail from the oddest of places.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Marianne: some days more than others.

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  5. ...I'm glad to see the ice cravings again, thanks you!

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  6. Perhaps soon life will return to normal in the capital. I certainly hope so.

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  7. We have missed so much culturally during these times!

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  8. That is a lovely idea! The sculptures only last such a short time!

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  9. It's always nice to see those ice sculptures.

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  10. @Tom: you're welcome.

    @David: me too.

    @Marie: indeed.

    @DJan: they are.

    @Jennifer: alas.

    @RedPat: good days.

    @Sharon: yes it is.

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  11. I have enjoyed your past posts of Winterlude...but may have missed this early one. Great to include the beginnings and tools of the art!

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  12. Yes, I like Winterlude and all the ice sculpture.

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  13. Amazing sculptures. Love seeing the artists carving their work.

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  14. Wow! Sculptures are awesome ~ great photos ~ 'Maybe next year.'

    Wishing you lots of laughter in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  15. Always love seeing these sculptures and how they are made with a chainsaw

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  16. Very beautiful! We have some cozy 8C and even had some sun, but those sculptures sure are a big WOW.

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  17. The ice sculptures are amazing!! What a shame they have to melt.

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  18. Me han encantado esas esculturas de hielo, de tus fotograf├şas.

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  19. @Barbara: it has been some years now.

    @Red: it is a great event.

    @Bill: hopefully again next year.

    @Carol: we shall see.

    @Billy: it's quite something in person.

    @Mari: thank you.

    @Iris: I love them.

    @happyone: they are short lived.

    @Ventana: thanks.

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  20. Spectacular talent in these sculptures.

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  21. Pleased to see the ice sculptures again.

    All the best Jan

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  22. I cannot even imagine cleaning up, field dressing the sculpture, getting all the tools together, going home.

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  23. I marvel at the artistry, amazing works.

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  24. I always enjoyed your series of ice sculpture photos. Here's hoping it will return next year.

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  25. I feel bad that you should have to miss it again. I admire how you are ignoring the hubbub in your town. We all know what's been going on. Glad the bridge is cleared again

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    1. I did look at it in the writer's blog. If I do so, it'll be there.

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  26. I love the little Eiffel Tower. It would be fascinating to watch these guys make this. Real art and so ephemeral.

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