Monday, November 26, 2012

Park Ice

I've been to NYC quite a few times, but I don't think I walked through Bryant Park until Friday past. The bus dropped us on 42nd Street (yes, I was dancin'), and after a short walk we were there. We walked around checking out the various shops then moved to the ice rink. Just after we arrived, the Zamboni rolled on the the skating rink ice and  commenced to do its thing. In all my years of watching it make the rounds between periods of hockey games, I don't think I ever saw one of these machines prepare ice outdoors. Later, the machine moved away, and a pack of skater took to the ice again. Even after having been removed quite a few years from lacing up my skates, I wish I had the chance to glide across that crystal surface and skate around among all the tall structures that make up the canyon of this beautiful city. The sound of skates on fresh ice has a pull.

43 comments:

  1. It's a beautiful picture.
    Now that you describe it, I can recall the sounds and the smell of fresh smooth ice. Gosh, it's been 30 years since I skated.

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  2. what a beautiful photo! i've never ice skated outdoors, someday!

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  5. this is anbsloutley beautiful picture

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  7. Nice photo i can feel the cool ice just looking at it.

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  8. I remember my first time ice skating. I fell, hit my head on the ice and got a concussion

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  9. That's a nice place but I never go ice skating....

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  10. This photo is pretty

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  11. creepy shot bird man

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  12. That was a beautiful shot and i have never been to NYC but it would be fun!!!

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  13. i love this shot! its so pretty!

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  14. Hey Birdman New York looks like I might wanna go someday

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  15. This is an awesome shot. I was thinking of going into photography myself.

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  16. cool picture birdman

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  17. That's a really pretty photo. I love ice skating myself and I love the sound and smell of it. You do love taking photos don't you.

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  18. Omg dramaqueen girl 1November 26, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    I love the ice for ice skating its one of my favorite things!

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  19. Agree -- skating does bring back many early memories -- barbara

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  20. I've not been there when the skating rink was in business but, growing up in Illinois, I have strong memories of ice skating locations around our home town. I love how you captured the reflection of the buildings in the ice.

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  21. I love to watch skaters on outdoor ice. A Zamboni outdoors? I don't think I have ever seen that.

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  22. Nice capture. Closest I've come to ice skating is roller blading.

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  23. that looks really cool birdman, I like the reflection in the ice...

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  24. Man I love New York City it was great to be there for three years it was great

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  25. I have a small pond next to my house and in the winter time me and my neighbors would skate on it. Very cool picture too!

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  26. I like the photo... very pretty :)

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  27. the real baconbits101November 26, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    i like the pictures they always look very detailed

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  28. I have a swamp behind my house and when its frozen we go and slid on it.

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  29. I am ready for some ice skating!

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  30. That's a beautiful picture. Makes me homesick.

    Factoid: I can't ice skate to save my life.

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  31. The building reflected on the newly cleared ice is terrific. I see you have some youthful visitors again.

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  32. Love that you ended with the sound of skates on fresh ice -- pulled me right onto the ice . . .

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  33. Seems everyone's taking reflection photos these days, including me, but you put it to especially good use here. That's a great way to see the cityscape anew--in fact, almost as if it's the only way. Ditto the sound of skates on ice.

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  34. I used to skate, have always loved it since I was about 10...especially outdoors...Your portrait of this rink is gorgeous!

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  35. I like this picture! Very cool (no pun intended).

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