2011-01-24

MTM: Ice on Whyte

I may have mentioned that we have a lot of Festivals here in Edmonton. Well, they continue over the winter too - they have to, otherwise we would go crazy ;) One that I enjoy is the Ice On Whyte Festival. This year it was very international, with carvers from our sister city, Harbin, China. Other entries were from Russia, Armenia, The Netherlands, Alaska and of course Canada.

 'Carousel'

'Who will be the first to see the Sun'

'Surprise'

This was the dragon slide.

There were many snow carvings and more ice carvings, they had several kiddie slides and an ice maze for the youngsters. There was also hot chocolate and live music. I have uploaded more photos to my flickr account.

Have a great day all.

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19 comments:

Travis Erwin said...

I've always found ice sculptures to be beautiful.

David Cranmer said...

Marvelous ice Sculptures. Surprise was my favorite you featured.

Reb said...

Thanks Travis. There were so many, I just wish I hadn't forgotten my mono-pod.

David, thanks. That was one of my favourites too ;)

Jay said...

Those are amazing!

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Wow, Reb. These are really beautiful.

Terrie

messymimi said...

Those would be worth frostbitten toes to see in person.

Thank you.

the Bag Lady said...

Gorgeous, sis! (and much easier for these old eyes to see than on your camera display!)

Hilary said...

What a great way to spend a winter evening. If you can't be in a warm, cozy place, you might as well be enjoying some wonderful ice sculptures. They're so colourful with the lighting.

Reb said...

Thanks Jay, I agree.

Terrie, they sure are.

Messymimi, it was actually quite warm - for here :)

Sis, me too!

Hilary, they are very nice and it was really quite warm.

A. K. said...

Simply amazing.. I have never seen a ice sculpture in real, hope i'll get to see it once in my lifetime.

Reb said...

A.K., they truly are amazing. There is so much detail that the camera (well mine) doesn't pick up.

solarity said...

They're so interestingly lit, and you seem to have made the most of that; it must have been hard to shoot them at night.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Reb said...

Thanks Mary Ann. Yes, I wish I had brought my mono-pod at least ;)

Dawn said...

Really lovely. Makes me wish I lived somewhere colder!

Reb said...

Ha, only until you do Dawn ;) It's like extreme heat, nice to visit, but nice to go home too ;) I'm glad you liked them.

Frank Baron said...

I'd love to see such work up close. Nice shots, Reb.

Reb said...

Frank, it would be worth a trip just for that ;)

kcinnova said...

Oh, WOW!!

I just found out that my sister is headed to an ice sculpture event this weekend. I hope she shares pictures with me.

Reb said...

Thanks Karen, it is worth going to see one.