Heyo! Myself, Varakitsu, Renge and the Dolls Of Ottawa group went downtown to enjoy the Winterlude festivities with our Doll meet. We all appeared to have fun taking in the festivities and taking images.
(All images taken with a Lumix GF-1 – Pancake lens.)
What is Winterlude? A winter festival to celebrate the winter season with fun for all ages. It’s a festival with ice sculptures, skating on the Rideau Canal, kid parks for sliding, and other fun winter activities. More perspectives from my side in the related articles that I want to nudge you towards below.
I wanted to host a Doll meet at Winterlude because of my blog mascot – Varakitsu – being an arctic fox lady. I assumed it would be neat to have fun with both a doll meet and typical Canadian winter festivities which is fun when you allow it to be. I was sadly an hour late, though relieved that that the meet still happened. I’m pleased with the way it went.
– Related Links & Articles:
– Winterlude Homepage:
(Or a Wikipedia for when link re-directs.)
– Winterlude 2010 – Rideau Canal:
– Winterlude 2010 – Gatineau:
– Winterlude 2010:
I’m finding it amusing how much attention both Kita and Varakitsu gained with the people going to the Winterlude area and the Parliament Building. The volunteers at Winterlude came to to take a peak, even that mascot bear representing Winterlude. I laughed.
Apparently Kita has the same “problem” that my Varakitsu has with her elegant night gown. That tail of Kita’s is causing the skirts to bulge out from the back or to pop out from the back.
-> Top Ranking Ice Sculptures; Two images next to one another:
And then some more ice sculptures placed on the Confederation Park’s fountain. A nice ring of ice sculptures.
After a few ideas of how and where to take images we finally decided to take images on top of the steps leading to and from the Parliament. Also loads of salt covering the area in its powdery form which made posing quite troublesome.
And that’s a wrap! Kon!
I loved this meet up! Was on the tardy side, though still fun regardless of that. Wish I had a Beaver Tail though. Must also thank Dolls of Ottawa (sorry if I can’t call you by name, haven’t linked you to your name handle yet) for touching up Varakitsu’s hair. I’m able to tolerate it for just that much longer.
I’m also pleased with how Varakitsu came out in this meet-up, especially Renge with her foxy antics. Varakitsu has another round of loot coming that would have been perfect for this meet-up. Still hunting for proper ears.
And for future noting – I loved the sound the bus made as it climbed a bridge, and then down. That vibration and humming one hears when about to lift-off. I’m even amused by Japan getting Ottawa type snowfall (I heard up to 50 cm in places) with a meter or two high snow-piles on people’s cars. My Tumblr blog also had its second birthday on February 7th which reminds me that “Arctic Kitsune” is Varakitsu’s generic name, not mine. I got stuck with that name for stupid messy blogging reasons ^^; My Blog’s next birthday is on Feb 14th, so in a few days.
Until next time! Kon!