Thursday, May 5, 2022

Wonders Carved Out Of The Ice

After many of the initial ice sculptures for Winterlude 2020 had collapsed of their own weight under mild temperatures, the organizers had new sculptures made, and no doubt reconsidered the foolish notion of not putting the big sculptures under shelters. We shall see if that's rectified next year. One of the carvers was working on a small one along Sparks Street as I passed by one day, one with a heart theme- so common with Winterlude as Valentine's Day always falls during the event.


Carvers from Canada and spots around the world who had put up the first set of sculptures were still around, and they erected new ones. These ones made up for the collapse of the initial set.


It's at night, though, when I find ice sculptures to be their most magical, with coloured spotlights shifting throughout the spectrum.

28 comments:

  1. They are beautiful. Day and night.

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  2. The light does enhance their beauty.

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  3. Trabalhos em gelo muito bonitos.
    Gostei.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

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  4. @Iris: I think so.

    @Italiafinlandia: they are.

    @fun60: very much so.

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @Jan: thank you.

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  5. ...and I wonder how they come up with so many ideas.

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  6. I’ve always wondered how they learned to do this?

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  7. The ice sculptures are amazing, wonderful series. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  8. Sehr schöne und kreative Skulpturen.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  9. I like the stained glass background for them.

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  10. The mermaid one is quite something!

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  11. Some of these are so delicate looking that it's amazing they last any time at all.

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  12. They are certainly awesome ~ hope they use shelter in the future ~ And the night lights are divine ~

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days ~

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  13. Que maravilla hace la luz. Me gusta especialmente las últimas fotografías, con el efecto que hace la luz..

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  14. Truly incredible! Tweeted the wonders.

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  15. I am impressed the organizers paid for another round of carvings to replace those that melted.

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  16. @Tom: they are creative.

    @Janey: they must have started with regular sculpture.

    @Eileen: they are.

    @Noke: thank you.

    @RedPat: me too.

    @Magiceye: as did I.

    @Marie: I agree.

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  17. @Catarina: indeed.

    @Sharon: definitely.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Mirada: thanks.

    @Mari: thank you.

    @Gemel: they are.

    @Joanne: they keep some around for later stages of the festival to show ice carving to visitors who weren't around for that first weekend.

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  18. Definitely loving the stained glass! The weather can be such a cruel mistress.

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  19. I like the stained glass, I'm thinking ice sculpting can be quite a noisy hobby

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  20. Love the small sculptures with their flowery backdrops.

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