Friday, 1 September 2017

More Pride of Canada

A few more of the fantastic creations on the Pride of Canada Carousel in Markham. (Scroll down to previous post for more pics.) You can ride on a total of 44 sculptured characters, all created by Canadian artist Patrick Amiot from recycled and repurposed junk objects. I bet you are breathing a huge sigh of relief that I didn't take pictures of all 44!
The lobster represents Canada's east coast, and the fisheries. Lobster, crab, lots of delicious seafood there.
Wouldn't you like to ride the carousel on a huge ice skate?  No need for any real ice. Just hold onto the laces and zoom away.
This is a VW Bus... I think! I had a red and white VW Bus many years ago.... great little vehicle, her name was Polly. Do you name your vehicles?
The telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876 in Nova Scotia. Although I don't think he envisioned one as big as this.  
And here's mallard duck... lots of them in Canadian Parks. Quack quack.
And here's the carousel in motion:


12 comments:

Revrunner said...

Love the phone. :-)

photowannabe said...

These are amazing.
I really love the creativeness...wish I could go on the carousel.

Marie Smith said...

That's pretty special! The Bluenose sailed by...

Elephant's Child said...

I suspect I would have happily viewed all 44. And would have a hard job deciding which I wanted to ride (first).

Ratty said...

That is very cool. I haven't seen a carousel that looks anything like this one before. This is so creative.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

This has to be the quirkiest carousel I've ever seen Shammi, j'adore 😀

Sandi said...

LOVE the ice skate!

bill burke said...

Very cool and that huge phone is pretty impressive.

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! Some people are so darn creative! I LOVE these creations. Also really like your photos of them.

Lady Fi said...

Wow - amazing to think they are all made out of recycled material. Great job and thanks for sharing.

joared said...

All these creations are just fascinating! Love your photos. I'd go broke wanting to ride on each one.

madretz said...

i would have taken a pic of all 44!