Countdown to Festival du Voyageur 2012
Festival time is almost upon us again my friends and I know how much all of you like my photos of all the festivities that run and all the snow sculptures that are carved lovingly during it’s annual February run.
So once again here’s a sneak peek at some of the work going on around town to get St. Boniface in a Hé Ho frame of mind. Some of these pictures are continuations of works that had begun last week in my “A day in the life” photo journal and from “60 years on a hard throne“.
The Royal Canadian Mint
- Here at the mint work has been completed on the Winnipeg Jets Logo Coin.
- Here’s the flip side of the coin. A bison standing in relief. Sadly facing due south so a great deal of the definition has been removed by our unseasonable temperatures.
- Some goofball standing in my shot.
Main Street at Broadway
- A dragon is born from the ice and snow of Festival.
- Note the object left of the ladder, that model is the only reference they have for the sculpture.
The Manitoba Legislature
- Out of the shade of downtown a crisp and clear day shines on the Golden Boy atop the Legislature’s dome. Note the Queen’s royal flag still flies over our provincial house of Government.
- The light plays tricks with the ice sculpture in honor of our Queen, making it appear blue.
- A close up look at the stunning detail on the Queen’s sculpture.
- A face emerges on the legislative grounds.
Vimy Ridge Memorial
- The Vimy Ridge Memorial sculpture already showing signs of decay from the hot sun.
- A sign describing the piece and the battle for Vimy Ridge.
- The actual monument at Vimy Ridge.
Downtown the TD Building courtyard
- We finish today’s tour with a whimsical shot of a football at the iconic Portage and Main intersection.
Stay tuned for more great winter fun from Festival du Voyageur in the weeks ahead. Hé Ho, bon festival!
Author’s Note: Vimy Ridge Memorial Images found at NuncScio.com and Canadian Bacon.
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