Monday, February 18, 2008

St. Paul Winter Carnival

A few weeks ago, I checked out the St. Paul Winter Carnival and never posted pictures. The carnival takes place every winter in downtown St.Paul and features ice sculpture, snow sculptures, ice skating, performances, contests, and a hot dish tent. We went mostly for the ice sculptures which are always awe inspiring.

This one is the entrance sculpture that everyone is allowed to walk onto and take pictures. My little sister and her friend:


This elephant was just one part of the "Three Ring Circus" sculpture and I thought it adorable with the peanut balancing on it's trunk:

Two ice people dancing the night away under the stars:

This homage to The Wizard of Oz was my favorite:


It's hard to tell from the picture because it's so dark, but the kid in the yellow sweatshirt was wearing shorts. In below zero windy weather!!!

The hot dish tent. Minnesotans are extremely proud that what the rest of the US calls "casserole," they call "hot dish."

10 comments:

~Virginia~ said...

these are awesome! love the wizard of oz one, too!

heidikins said...

Gorgeous!! And huzzah for hot dish! ;o)

xox

sarakastic said...

I was wondering what hot dish was..I was envisioning these hot plates where you can warms your hands. I laughed when I read that it was a casserole, my version was better but don't tell Minnesota

ellesappelle said...

Ooooo, pretty....

Barrie said...

I didn't know about the hot dish label. Very fun. And I love the photos of the ice sculptures. Some people are just so creative!

Stacy said...

Wow, those are gorgeous. I've never seen ice sculptures quite that elaborate.

Trish Ryan said...

Okay the ice sculpture is gorgeous, but the Hot Dish Tent is what REALLY makes me want to be there. An entire tent dedicated to casseroles??? That's like food heaven to me :)

Kelley said...

That looks lovely. My daughter liked the ice carving of the skaters in the first photo.

LEstes65 said...

You know, I adore this country because we have about 4 different countries crammed into one. You guys are having snow and ice sculptures and I was outside in short sleeves yesterday and actually got sunburned. Today we were out in shorts washing cars.

Nutty.

Diane said...

Lovely. They have an ice sculpture event in Breckenridge, CO every year and I've yet to go.