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Some unknown artist(s) built several Inuit rock sculptures in a small inlet on the Ottawa river, a sculpture garden if you will. These remained intact over the years, and more appeared to be added each year.

Update: thanks to +Paul Cullum who pointed out that the artist is actually John Ceprano (http://www.jfceprano.com/), and that his rock arts are in fact not Inukshuks, and are not derived from Inuit rock sculptures.
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in stacking stones
 
I met the fellow awhile back, from what I recall, he's been doing this on his own, as in, not paid for by the NCC for quite a few years and is usually there most evenings
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Probably needs lots of patients and strength to do this +Cefer Dakat
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I saw him several years ago as well +Michael Girard . He was kind enough to advise on lookers not to wade into the river due to high level of bacterial and parasital growth (large population of water fowls has that effect on warm slow moving water).
 
Very interesting story and sculptures! So cute and beautiful! Wonderful pictures!
Hai Vu
 
Thanks +Mikko Tyllinen it's amazing how arts pop up in the least expected places.
 
The sculpture garden rocks, it looks so peaceful;) Great captures;)
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It's a very nice and tranquil place, though the sculptures do draw some onlookers +Katarina Baricevic.
Bao Ly
 
This sculptures are amazing and whimsical. Love how they're standing on top of each other.
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They are neat derivatives from the typical Inuit stone sculptures +Bao Ly which then to have human forms.
 
A few years ago, we stopped while cycling past, and I had a chat with the artist that created these Inukshuks. His name is John Ceprano. I couldn't remember his name but that is what Google is for.

John has a website: http://www.jfceprano.com/

On his website is an Ottawa Citizen article that profiles him.
Hai Vu
 
Thanks +Paul Cullum for the link, that was very informative, and helped me to better understand and appreciate the artist behind these rock arts. I'll have to update the post with this.
 
I'll chalk this up to "things I'll miss about Ottawa" - along with the cat hostel on Parliament Hill
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Ha ha the cat house, that is definitely an interesting side show at the Parliament.
 
I drove by these the other day on my bike. Pretty neat!
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I went by again today and many of the sculptures, including the ones shown here have been changed into something else.
 
Wowsers. Those are huge base rocks, +Hai Vu. I'm wondering how he managed them knowing how heavy they can be. Thanks for linking me to this. Very cool.
Hai Vu
 
Actually that's just a trick of the camera, the largest of these rocks are sizes of, say pumpkins, though that can be quite heavy, 40-50 lbs?
 
I do know that they are a whole lot heavier once out of the water. :D
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