Covid has denied us the pleasures of a real Winterlude for two years. In 2021, the ice sculptures could only be seen virtually, with carvers doing their own works at home. Such was the case this year- Canadian carvers showed their sculptures online. But there was one exception, and I saw it during my walk on Dow's Lake. I noticed the shape and the coloured lights on the east shore. It was, in fact, an ice sculpture, out in the open. I was delighted to see it.
Monday, May 9, 2022
A Surprise For A Finale
I knew I wasn't going to get a chance to come down in the evening, so I took a lot of shots, walking around the perimeter. It had an Olympics theme, with athletes carved into several large walls of ice and a Canadian flag as the backdrop. It was a challenge to photograph- I wondered how it would look on a sunny day or at night in full colour- but a pleasure to see. As someone who loves the winter and loves Winterlude and has desperately missed those ice sculptures... this was the equivalent of an oasis in the desert to a thirsty man.
Enjoy these views as my finale. Hopefully Winterlude 2023 will be back to normal.