No, I'm not the crazy people!
The snow sculptures at the Carnaval de Québec were amazing!
This one must have been so intricate to carve out.
And here is the New Brunswick team working on their entry.
Among other things, there's a stylized maple leaf on the right. It was beautiful.
And I love this one...
Boy with tongue stuck to streetlight post being tugged by his dog.
They had the clay model displayed near by!
I think this team was from Argentina!
And I liked the hats this team was wearing. Their sculpture is a roller coaster.
And for my American friends....
The US entry!
"The pen is mightier than the sword."
I loved the Mexican entry...
I wonder what they think of the cold weather? But obviously they are used to carving snow. This is beautiful!
Every year, they feature an ice palace. This year it had a Russian theme...
Gordon and his Bonhomme effigy.
And to think all that work will melt away!
Snow sculpture inside the ice palace.
And there is a LOT of booze at Carnaval...
The SAQ, the provincial liquor board, set up this ice bar!
With ice tables to stand and drink at.
And here are the crazy people...
...hot tub in February, anyone?
There were dog-sled rides too!
And the temperature dropped quickly as the sun set over the Plains of Abraham. To think the French and British fought a pivotal battle here in 1759! Both generals (Wolfe and Montcalm) died.
Now people have fun and get drunk here! I remember my first time here in 1992. People were falling down drunk in the snow, but they had stretcher-bearers on duty to go around and pick them up. You don't want to fall asleep drunk outside in a Quebec winter. You could end up with hypothermia. Or dead! I'm not sure if they still have the stretcher-bearers because I'm an old fart now and was asleep by the time the real debauchery began. "Caribou" is the drink of the festival, and here's the recipe...
Caribou recipe for 10 people
3 oz. Vodka
3 oz. Brandy
12 ½ oz. Canadian Sherry
12 ½ oz. Canadian Port
You can see why everyone is falling down drunk!
More pics tomorrow (but not of drunkards!)