Wednesday, January 21, 2009


The first time I saw this ice skating rink,
it was in my hometown in Brittany,
I was a teenager , sitting in a movie theater,
shedding a tear in front of "Love Story" and dreaming about New York...
And although I see it every time "from the bench"...
it always spells r.o.m.a.n.c.e. for me..

La 1ere fois que j'ai vu cette patinoire,
c'etait en Bretagne, j'etais adolescente ,au cinema
versant ma petite larme devant "Love Story"
et un New York qui me faisait rêver.
Quelques années ont passé...mais elle garde toujours pour moi
son petit coté romantique....

Wollman skating rink, Central Park ,NY


gogouci January 21, 2009 at 12:53 AM  

It is a very romantic sight.

Olivier January 21, 2009 at 1:05 AM  

comme toi, enfant j'ai souvent rêve devant des photos (série américaine et film) de NYC et puis un jour....
une des plus belles patinoires du monde (cet endroit est magique)

Nazzareno January 21, 2009 at 2:09 AM  

Ces images me rappellent toujours les beaux dessins romantiques de '900, où jeunes couples,ils trouvaient l'excuse pour s'étreindre.

Chuck Pefley January 21, 2009 at 2:17 AM  

I saw the movie but didn't realize this was the skating rink. Thanks for sharing that bit of nostalgia. I like the vignetting you've used with the image. Very effective, especially with the memory context.

alice January 21, 2009 at 3:01 AM  

Oui, nous étions jeunes et innocents, Ryan était mince et Ali Mac Graw avait gagné le titre de "femme la plus mal habillée du monde"...Tu y vas parfois?(à la patinoire)
Et ta journée d'hier?

claude January 21, 2009 at 3:01 AM  

Tu n'es pas la seule à avoit versé ta petite larme, moi ce sont des flots entiers. Je n'aime pas les histoires d'amour tristes. C'est très romantique le patin à deux. Ta photo est superbe. Merci pour ton com d'hier ! Bises !

PeterParis January 21, 2009 at 3:54 AM  

Comparing this with the tiny Paris ice rink in front of the Town Hall, there is a clear winner! Don't we have a Love Story also with the Central Park?

hpy January 21, 2009 at 6:18 AM  

I saw Love Story too, but must say that I don't remember the skating rink from the film. (I don't remember much from the film at all.)

Marguerite-marie January 21, 2009 at 7:43 AM  

souvenirs, faut dire que , mine de rien, malgré le décor, c'était triste.

tr3nta January 21, 2009 at 7:45 AM  

beautiful cityscape photo...
happy 2009.

Cergie January 21, 2009 at 8:39 AM  

Dis moi, Marie Noyale, ce film, tu es sûre que c'était bien "love story" et non "la marche de l'empereur" ?

Cergie January 21, 2009 at 8:40 AM  

(Olivier verse sa larme, mais sur NYC !)

Walker January 21, 2009 at 9:26 AM  

Beautiful capture. I'm your newest follower.

PJ January 21, 2009 at 10:31 AM  

Yes, M-N, I think a lot of us had the "Love Story" moment but not all of us got the chance to see it like this for ourselves so this is a treat.

Unknown January 21, 2009 at 11:39 AM  

I know what you mean as this view is almost a NYC winter ex-libris to me! :-)

Bergson January 21, 2009 at 12:13 PM  

mais Love Story reprend avec Barak et Michele ?

Catherine January 21, 2009 at 1:17 PM  

Le rêve s'est réalisé pour toi.
Ici, nous rêvons devant tes photos, Marie Noyale.
Et continue de nous faire rêver.

Private January 21, 2009 at 1:50 PM  

Cold but fun!

Clueless in Boston January 21, 2009 at 5:22 PM  

Nice shot. Like Chuck said, the vignetting adds to the sense of the photo being nostalgic.

In the film the classic line was "Love means never having to say you're sorry," but as one who has been married many years, I can affirm this is not true:)

alice January 22, 2009 at 10:47 AM  

Bon retour à ta voyageuse :-))

Virginia January 22, 2009 at 11:17 AM  

Love Story! I can hear the music now. Your night photography is just outstanding. You must share your secrets avec moi!! Gorgeous photo today M-N!

Olivier January 22, 2009 at 12:09 PM  

Je voulais te prévenir que demain tu seras tagguer par moi, voir mon post de demain pour connaitre les règles.

Tash January 24, 2009 at 12:31 AM  

What a wonderful sentiment. I remember watching Love Story and learning the theme on the piano & crying my eyes out, and wanting to go to Cambridge. Super picture and thanks for the memory.

namaki January 26, 2009 at 6:35 PM  

elle est très belle cette photo ... la photo des romances ! j'aime beaucoup ! ;-) en fait tu as réalisé ton rêve d'ado !

Jilly January 27, 2009 at 1:07 PM  

Oh how fabulous. Just adore the photograph, Marie-Noyale. The perspective is amazing, really giving us an idea of the size of the skating rink in relation to those buildings. Well done!

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