Lake Louise in Snow


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January 26th 2018
Published: January 29th 2018
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International ice sculptures enticed me to wake extraordinarily early to join the Skrastins Outdoor Club day in Lake Louise. While the others energetically strapped on snow shoes and skis, Candace and I drifted in an out of the Chateau.

Celebrating the beauty of nature was a theme in the sculptures, which many interpreted in quite human-centric ways. The backdrop of the frozen, snow-covered lake and the craggy mountains added energy to the superb technical skills.

Wonderfully, the light changed from moment to moment. Clouds were heavy and towering, yet they parted for the sun to blaze through, creating a vision of ethereal fantasy high above us.


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Sculpture by carvers from Sakha, Russia
Catch Me If You CanCatch Me If You Can
Catch Me If You Can

Sculpture by team from Philippines
Lake Louise Ice FestivalLake Louise Ice Festival
Lake Louise Ice Festival

USA Canada sculpture
Ribbon of dark waterRibbon of dark water
Ribbon of dark water

Pipestone Creek
 Mt Fairview, Mt Lefroy, Mt Victoria Mt Fairview, Mt Lefroy, Mt Victoria
Mt Fairview, Mt Lefroy, Mt Victoria

The backdrop of Lake Louise
Mt Whyte and Big BeehiveMt Whyte and Big Beehive
Mt Whyte and Big Beehive

Fog dressing the mountains
Big Beehive - a challenging summer hikeBig Beehive - a challenging summer hike
Big Beehive - a challenging summer hike

Mt Whyte in the background
Slides summer and winterSlides summer and winter
Slides summer and winter

View from the centre of the Lake


31st January 2018
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Ice Sculptures
WOW, I would love to see this. Amazing.
1st February 2018

Setting
We have ice sculptures in Ottawa, also, but usually either with a deep freeze or a race against melting. And never do we have such a wonderful setting.

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