Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Photo of the Day: A Rock for the Finger at Rockefeller Rink

This afternoon, on my way home from work, I walked over to Rockefeller Center to see if I could get some interesting shots of its world-famous rink. As I gazed down from the plaza at the couple of skaters milling about on the ice, a wave of disappointment began to settle over me. I started to snap one picture after another, wishing that someone would eventually do something.

I had hoped that someone would make like an Olympic skater and perform a figure 8, but what I saw—somebody standing still—turned out to be even better. To the growing delight of hundreds of onlookers such as myself, the fellow in the picture dropped on one knee and popped the question to his beloved. The thumbs-up seen here sent the crowd into wild applause.

A nice gift for the young lady here. But, if the gentleman is good from now on, her “yes” is likely to be the even bigger present.

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