Last week one of my physio appointments was late in the afternoon, so after the torture was over, we decided to stay and go see Owen Sound's Christmas lights display. We headed for the newer display, in Harrison Park, but discovering that the lights weren't on yet, we went into the Harrison Park Inn for dinner (which was excellent).
The Festival of Northern Lights has been described as one of the most "extensive and outstandinng winter light shows in Canada". It's certainly fun to visit.
This is the view out from the restaurant. You can see a skater or two on the outdoor, but artificial rink. They solve the conflicts on the ice by allowing free skating and pick-up hockey every other night. A simple schedule, but effective.
Here there's a short road loop you can drive around, entering through these walls of light (which started out as a tunnel, but the flimsy roof collapsed).
Of course there have to be hockey players - they're blurred because they're skating so fast.
These flying geese were one of my favourites. In fact here I like the blurry version better!
I like the later version of ducks as well. I am so enjoying your enjoyment of this season as you move forward on your health challenges. It makes me feel good.. I am enjoying your lights. and now you make me realize I should visit our garden in the lights venue.ReplyDelete
I too like the last version of the ducks best.ReplyDelete
I've driven through a festival of lights before. Beautiful to see in person.
The lights are beautiful!ReplyDelete
The view from the tables, magnificent. I can only dream about being there and seeing skaters on the ice.And the lights, I can see you get out and about a lot, and we are the ones who can see places through your eyes.ReplyDelete
They can do amazing things with lights.ReplyDelete
We have always enjoyed the lights that accompany the holiday season. As a child our parents would make a special trip at night to downtown Dallas so we could see the lights. Sanger Harris and other stores would have those wonderful animated window displays that made a child's eyes light as bright as any electric light. Glad you were able to enjoy the light show and nice dinner out.ReplyDelete
Nice - thanks for sharing the lights. The last photo of the ducks is great. Love driving around and enjoying the houses that put on great light scenes every year.ReplyDelete
That's the style; give yourself a treat after a gruelling physio session. Love what you did - intentionally or otherwise - with that last picture.ReplyDelete
Loving you light pictures thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
The geese are impressively pretty, especially the last photo.ReplyDelete
That last shot is coolReplyDelete
Yes, that last blurry shot is stunning, really. Nice series of shots! :-)ReplyDelete
How nice to get out and have a lovely meal after 'the torture'. You deserved that!ReplyDelete
The lights are beautiful, hockey players do move quickly, no wonder it was a blurry photo.
I agree with everyone else too, the blurry geese should be framed. :)
Nice to see you enjoying the season.
I like that last one too :)ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
Always something magical about light displays at night and it looks like Owen Sound goes all out to keep that magic alive.ReplyDelete
Really well done! I have yet to learn this photography skill!ReplyDelete
Wow..so amazing pictures. Winter season is the holiday season also. Most of people visit different places just to see beautiful northern lights. You can also plan Alaska northern lights tours and see northern lights.ReplyDelete