Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sleigh Ride


To me one of the most romantic scene in a movie was in Dr. Zhivago -- the horse drawn sleigh ride.   In the mid 1970's I even bought a huge fox hat like the one worn by Geraldine Chaplin!  Sleigh rides also seem to be one of the most favorite things people want to experience, especially during the Christmas season.   A winter night sleigh ride would be wonderful snuggled under a down-filled woolen blanket.   I thought I'd show some photos of a sleigh as a different kind of Christmas post. Anyone else want to go or has been on a winter sleigh ride?
The sleigh below was auctioned off in 2007 and reminds me of the movie. 

15 comments:

Inspired Comblogulations said...

So odd, I was thinking about that sleigh ride in Dr. Zhivago yesterday and also that beautiful château dripping in icicles.
Such beautiful imagery. I can hear the bells.
Lee
Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

Pondside said...

I remember that scene - the height of romance - who didn't want that cossack-inspired hat?!
I once had a memorable sleigh ride on the lake at Lake Louise, in the Rockies. I was wrapped up in a buffalo robe, there were ice crystals in the air, jingle bells on the horses - perfect!

brindannm9 said...

One of my fondest memories is of a sleigh ride taken in Sun Vally after a long day of skiing. Snow flakes gentley falling, bells on horses ringing, hot cider, warm throws over us, much singing and laughter! Ahh......

Suz said...

BRRRRR!

Kris said...

I need to watch this movie again, stat!

Blondie's Journal said...

I have been on the horse drawn carriages in downtown Chicago and once around Central Park in New York. Both times we were covered up with scratchy blankets that were used by the horses between rides! lol!! Not very romantic!!

xoxo
Jane

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FILIGREE MOON said...

Such a beautiful image! Wonder who ended up with the auction sleigh? ~ Angela

Just Breathe said...

That would be nice. Have to have allot of blankets!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love the sleigh ride in Dr. Zhivago too. In fact, it's been awhile since I've watched that movie, I think we need to do that. I've never been on a sleigh ride, they aren't too common here in So. Cal., but I'd love to go on one someday.
Blessings,
Marcia

Lynn said...

Oh I love that movie and the sleigh ride! I know just how you feel. Last year I bought a coat with a fur hood on sale at Coldwater Creek and we live in Florida! It reminded me of the movie and the sleigh ride! We have the tape and its right up with "Bridges of Madison County" as my romantic favorite. Of course BOMC do not have all the war and that, oh my Yuri was just gorgeous wasn't he?
Yes, I would love to take a sleigh ride! I think that and a carriage ride in the South is about as romantic as you can get. You gave me an idea to post our "carriage ride" on a very cold day in New Orleans a few years ago. I will let you know when I post it and you can drop by.
Hugs,
Lynn

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Loved that movie, forgot about the sleigh ride. Never been on one, but would love to. Been on hayrides though.
Beautiful old sleighs.

littlethings1 said...

The photos bring back memories !! I remember that movie & always thought it was so romantic! I have been on a lot of sleigh rides , I grew up on a farm and my father had a team of horses and a very big sled, he would put hay bales on it and we would bundle up and go for a ride .. for some reason the cold didnt bother me then , now it bothers me !!! You have a delightful blog !
Eunice

Bonjour Madame said...

Thank you for reminding me of this movie. I have it on dvd and will watch it soon again. Perfect for winter! And oh so romantic.

Attic Charm said...

Ooh this post is right up my alley...we're going on a horse drawn nighttime sleigh ride in the mountains after Christmas and I can't wait! Will hopefully get some pictures to share -
Laura