Ottawa Winterlude 2013 – Ice Sculptures

Ottawa Winterlude 2013 – Ice Sculptures A retroactive post – We started off our downtown visit with a stop at the Rideau Center and then we were off to the NAC to purchase tickets for an upcoming performance and then…

Winterlude 2012 – Ice Sculptures

Winterlude 2012 – Ice Sculptures Feb 6th – 2012 – One day of +6C temperatures and clear blue skies with lots of sunshine took a quick toll on the smaller sculptures out in the open by the fountain in Confederation…

Winterlude 2012 – Skating on the Rideau Canal

Winterlude 2012 – Skating on the Rideau Canal The Rideau Canal is billed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and maintains bragging rights as the World’s largest skating rink. In a good year, the frozen canal surface provides an enjoyable…

Winterlude 2012 – Canada’s National Capital Region – Confederation Park in the Daylight

– February 4th – Winterlude 2012 – Canada’s National Capital Region – Confederation Park in the Daylight The previous night I enjoyed watching the fireworks and then heading over to Confederation Park (location) to see the carvers in action. Lots…

Ice Carving – Winterlude 2012 – Confederation Park, Ottawa, Ontario

– February 3rd, 2012 – Ice Carving – Winterlude 2012 (Bal de Neige) – Confederation Park, Ottawa, Ontario After standing on Parliament Hill watching the Winterlude opening fireworks display, we headed over to Confederation Park (location) to see how the…

Fireworks at Winterlude 2012

Fireworks at Winterlude 2012 in Canada’s National Capital. This year I set up my tripod and camera at the back of the crowd that had gathered between the Parliament Buildings and the river.

Winterlude 2012 – National Capital Commission – Ottawa/Gatineau

Winterlude 2012 – National Capital Commission – Ottawa/Gatineau Today marks the first day of The National Capital Commission winter festival, “Winterlude”. Where: Ottawa, Ontario & Gatineau, Quebec (former Hull, Quebec). During the period of festivities there are activities in many…

Winterlude Ice Sculptures – Ottawa – 2010

Winterlude Ice Sculptures – Ottawa – 2010 “Winterlude” is the name chosen for the winter festival celebrated in early February each year in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. For many the main attraction is skating on the Rideau Canal. For others it…

Winterlude 2006 – Ice Sculptures

Winterlude 2006 – Ice Sculptures One aspect of the Winterlude festival in Ottawa, Ontario (Canada’s Capital city) that I enjoy seeing is the talented work of the amateur and professional ice sculptors. Amazing what they can do with blocks of…

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark August 31, 2012 – Copenhagen is the first stop on our three country tour. The Copenhagen airport (Location) is very nice with real wooden floors and Danish furniture everywhere (not surprising but nice). To get here, we drove…