Monday, March 13, 2006

Ice skating in the middle of Paris


In front of the Paris Town Hall (Hotel de Ville) they not only installed "bobsled tracks" for kids like I showed you earlier in February but also, a free ice rink. Although it is freezing cold these days in Paris they still have to freeze it artificially.

20 comments:

  1. I am so sad they removed the one next to Montparnasse tower and train station...

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  2. I love outdoor ice rinks. What a wonderful way to enjoy the here and now of even winter. It's 80 degrees here, but Im an old Northern girl who misses the invigorating winters.

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  3. Hi, just found you through Blogads - you pictures make me miss Paris so much!

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  4. Eric, how DID you get this photo without being sideswiped? Cool pic (cold even!).

    Seeing this, reminds me of Schoolhouse Rock. Does anybody remember:

    If you skate, you would be great
    If you could make a figure eight.

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  5. Ah, another memory of my 2002 visit to Paris!

    We have an outdoor skating rink here in Chicago in our "front door park," Grant Park and it is busy with skaters, but Chicago is not Paris!

    Ah, and Yes! Congrats on your one year anniversary of the blog! A clinking of the wine glasses are in order!

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  6. I'd give anything to be skating right now. Glad that somebody is enjoying themselves and that you caught them on camera.

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  7. Eric - Great shot!

    I remember this rink from my visit. I also saw one on the second level of the Eiffel Tower which happend to be the coldest day I was in Paris and it snowed. It was fun!!!!

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  8. i am dreaming of Paris.

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  9. This looks like much fun and hopefully it isn't as cold in front of the Hotel de Ville as it is up on the Eiffel Tower, these days!

    Totally love the color of the girls' coat in front, the curved shape of it, and the white skates! Something about this picture is very elegant.

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  10. Excuse me, did you say a FREE ice-rink? Hold it, I'm on my way!!!

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  11. "Freezing cold" ? Yes, and especially on Friday evening while you spent hours with the window trying to capture both the tatin and the Sacré Cœur !
    ;o)

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  12. re salut j'aurai aimé savoir avec qu'elle appareils tu bosse et quelle angle tu preferre
    pour ma part je bosse avec un 350D de canon un objectif de 20-40 en 2.8 en numérique et lorsque que je fait de l'argentique avec mon t90 de canon j'utilise un 35 mm 3.5 d'ouverture constante merci d'avance

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  13. wow. yes its cold in the uk too. lots of snow yesterday....

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  14. > Le grain de sel. J'ai un Kyocera Finecam M410R avec un zoom 10 X. C'est tout ce que je sais dire, je ne suis pas un expert en technique. Je crois que je vais acheter un Reflex dans pas longtemps cela dit. ;)

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  15. ok merci pour ta parole je ne suis dans le monde de la photographie (la pratique) amateur que depuis un ans et je trouve tes clichés vraiment sympa donc sans etre un expert technique c'est vraiment de la balle
    autre question que pensse tu de mes clichés
    merci d'avance
    salute è pace

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  16. I can even hear the click of her skates as they touch the ice!

    Brilliant capture.

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