Monday, February 4, 2013

Ice on Whyte Festival ice slide

The weather has once again warmed up to near-zero, and we took the opportunity to make a short morning trip to the Ice on Whyte festival. Among the selection of ice sculptures throughout the venue, the main feature is arguably this three tiered giant ice slide -- itself a monumental sculpture of snow -- dominating the winter cityscape with its hoodoo-like forms, and glowing in the sun against the bright blue sky. Throughout my ten years in this city, I've discovered that Albertans are a hardy bunch, able to find ways to endure the harsh winters with a sense of joy and celebration.

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