The threat of death must be one of the oldest methods on the planet used to draw a crowd. Apparently, they don’t think that being able to ice skate in the middle of Midtown Manhattan in Bryant Park is enough to attract the tourists. They hired a pretty girl to entwine herself in a white scarf, suspend herself from a balloon and perform an aerial ballet.
At nightfall, they light the tree. That structure you see in the background is a temporary restaurant that will be disassembled in January when the rink comes down. There’s a bar on the ground floor or you can walk upstairs and have dinner while looking down on the skaters as they gracefully float by and clumsily fall on their asses. I don’t want to get all Oprah on you but I wish you could see everyone’s face. Everybody is so happy.
looks beautiful! much better way to get goofy with holiday spirit than crashing through malls, buying cartloads of cheap plastic santas and other useless crap!
Ah, the nostalgia. It’s nice to see somethings remain the same, except for the aerial ballet, the skaters in the park is a wonderful holiday memory.
Wow! My old NYC office was right by Bryant Park and they never used to go this crazy with the rink. i love the look of the restraunt/bar.
Next year…Next year I’m so going to NYC for the holidays.
happy is good