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February 11, 2008

Ice, Ice, Baby

Something's always going on in this town. It's easy to get jaded, but let's not. We are fortunate to live in such a lively place. By contrast, my chum in Rutland said to me:   What's the difference between yogurt and Rutland? Yogurt's got an active culture. Rim Shot!Img_0266

This past weekend was the Winter Festival. It seems this event is mostly for the kiddies, but one year I'd like to get up early enough to witness the Penguin Plunge. I'm shivering just thinking about it.

On the Church Street Marketplace, ice sculptors had created some terrific pieces. I found a bittersweet quality to these works of art of such fleeting shelf life. Apparently, each work was sponsored by, and in tribute to, the restaurant in front of which it sat. Fair enough.


I took these shots at night. As you can see, each sculpture was lit up by a colored light. The mini-Eiffel-Tower in front of Leunig's was slowly dripping in the slightly-below-freezing temperature. It was trippy, baby!


February 11, 2008 at 02:40 PM in Just Shoot Me | Permalink


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Wow. They look even more amazing at night than they did in the afternoon. Too bad someone reportedly teed off on them and vandalized them (though none of the news reports said exactly what was done to them).

I grew up in Rut-Vegas and your friend is right. I hadn't heard that joke, but I'm sure you can substitue any town for Vegas. (Although I did see the subdudes at the Paramount in Rutland in November and that performance blew away their recent Flynn show. The acoustics are much better at the Paramount too.)

Posted by: David | Feb 12, 2008 3:43:45 PM

Yo David - I'm sorry to hear that someone wailed on those ice sculptures. I guess they are a tempting target if you're in a vandalous state of mind. Oh, well . . .
Wow, the Subdudes in Rutland! I take back my slur.

Posted by: Jernigan Pontiac | Feb 12, 2008 3:50:20 PM

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