Central Park


I dedicated an entire day to the exploration and enjoyment of the sprawling Central Park and what a pleasant day it was!

I started my wanderings in the northern end of the park at the Reservoir. The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir used to receive water from the Croton Aqueduct and distribute it to Manhattan but after 131 years of service, it was decommissioned in 1993

I veered left, heading southward through the woodland trees

that provide a home to countless critters, the most common of which being the Eastern Gray Squirrels

But there were also some wonderful birds in the trees and foraging around

And by the ponds

This pond in particular was an irredescent green!

Wandering the area aptly known as “the Ramble”, i wound along twisting paths, coming out alongside pockets of the lake before ducking back into the bushlands

until i came upon the Boathouse!

Where I had a delicious lunch, and lapped up the scenery

– picturing myself in a painting of Renoirs

Auguste Renoir "Luncheon of the Boating Party" 1881

Having enjoyed a long, leisurely lunch, i walked to whats considered as the parks crowning jewel – the “Bethesda Fountain”. It was designed in 1986 by Emma Stebbins who was the first woman to receive a public commission for a major work of art in New York City!

As i walked through the passage beneath Bethesda Terrace there was a wonderful busker playing

in the folksy, raw style of Bob Dylan

And then just down along the pathway, ANOTHER! This time a fantastic sax player

After sitting for quite some time listening to the Jazz,

i wandered on….

There were a series of men lined along the pathway doing portraits, and one of them was particularly good, so on a whim – I decided to get my portrait done! Whilst i wasn’t quite immortalized in the style of the great sculptures lining the pathway, it’s still a lovely little momento of my time in New York

Then later that night, I would go to the Lincoln centre for a spot of classical entertainment……

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3 responses to “Central Park

  1. bagnidilucca

    I love Central Park. Thanks for the pics.

  2. sally

    What a lovely day. Nature is often the creator of the best art. LM

  3. margaretbiggs

    Lovely surprise to find you again on line! you would have looked good in Renoir’s painting.Show me the portrait. Love Margoo xx

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