Thursday, March 10, 2022

Frigid Dreams

I start today with the Pretoria Bridge back in 2016- with a look at the bridge itself.


And skaters on the Canal from the bridge itself.


A short walk (or skate) beyond has the inlet of Patterson Creek with the small bridge arching gracefully over the ice surface.


Back in Confederation Park, one more look at the ice sculptures. 


Tomorrow we jump ahead to 2017. But today I leave off with this shot taken earlier this week. St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church downtown is flying the Canadian and Ukrainian flags outside its main entrance.

36 comments:

  1. It looks like a cool place to skate

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  2. That ice sculpture of the rams is wonderful.

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  3. ...skating on the canal looks like such fun, well at least when I was younger!

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  4. @Italiafinlandia: bigger than 90 Olympic sized rinks in total area.

    @Amy: it certainly is.

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @Sharon: I agree.

    @Tom: I can't skate but love walking it.

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  5. Lovely series of photos, I enjoy the views of the canal. The sculptures are lovely, my favorite is the maple leaf.
    Take care, enjoy your day!

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  6. Wow! The pink lighting is a lovely touch! See why frigid temperatures are so rewarding! Beautiful sculptures again.

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  7. It's good to see gestures of support for Ukraine.

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  8. Love that arched bridge at Patterson Creek.

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  9. I can imagine doing the maple leaf sculpture and breaking off one of those points as I work! Disaster for sure!

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  10. I think I heard that the Skateway is closed for another year.

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  11. Is the skating still going on?

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  12. @Eileen: thank you.

    @Karen: they were lovely.

    @David: I agree.

    @Jeanie: I do too.

    @Marie: ice sculpting is unforgiving of an error.

    @Anvilcloud: yes, it's done for the year. Mind you I will be carrying on with the retrospective into April.

    @RedPat: all done for the season.

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  13. That bridge fascinates ~ lovely structure as is the stone church ~

    Wishing you lots of love and peace in your day ~

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  14. Might be cold but I bet skating would keep you warm!!

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  15. It's nice to see lots of people take advantage of skating on the frozen canal.

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  16. Frigid, indeed. I cannot resist those beautiful ice sculptures. Tweeted.

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  17. I remember some of those pictures from before (I think anyway). I also love to see the Canadian and Ukrainian flags flying.

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  18. I am impressed at how well cataloged are your photos!

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  19. I love seeing all the ice skaters enjoying skating on the canal--one of the joys of winter!

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  20. What a beautiful winter day in the first shots.

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  21. The photos of the bridge are fabulous.

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  22. The lights the lights! Dreamy

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