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Ice bar at Quebec's Carnaval

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eme jota on February 5, 2008

What a refreshing idea!!!;D

Marilyn Whiteley on February 5, 2008

Yes, isn't it! During Quebec City's annual Carnaval, some restaurants and pubs along the Grande-Allée serve beverages at simple ice bars outside their entrances, while a few celebrate the festival with more elaborate constructions like this.

© Rapi ( Ipernity-Pa… on February 5, 2008

"Rio", the Canadian way ! :-)

Marilyn Whiteley on February 6, 2008

That's it! We were a week too early for the parades.

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Richard Ryer on February 6, 2008

Greetings Marilyn, What a beautiful shot. I love the colors. I wonder if they sell warm beer to keep it from freezing to fast? There were some people in the nearest cabin who put some beers out to cool and forgot them. We heard one of their cans explode and a few seconds later a lot of laughter. The winter festival up there looks like a lot of fun.



Marilyn Whiteley on February 6, 2008

Thanks, Wallace and Rich. I, too, wondered about the beer but didn't check. I was most interested in food at the time. The place in this photo had lights of changing colours on the ice, so I could have taken a whole series of shots. I think my camera found the different colours and the different light sources rather puzzling!

Cheers, Marilyn

Hank Waxman on February 6, 2008

Glad to see you made the festival. Great shot.


Marilyn Whiteley on February 6, 2008

The festival practically came to us, since this street of restaurants began just around the corner of our hotel (which was not the Frontenac). The first evening we saw some of the ice work being done, and that was interesting to watch. The next night, the opening ceremonies were postponed because of the bad weather! But the following afternoon, I discovered that the dogsled race course ran right by our front door, and that was fun.


Gianfranco Pala on July 13, 2011

Che bar originale! Ciao Gianfranco

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Photo taken in Vieux-Québec-Cap-Blanc-colline Parlementaire, Québec City, QC, Canada

Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 5, 2008
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    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2008/02/02 20:13:39
    • Exposure: 0.100s (1/10)
    • Focal Length: 10.26mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash