Sunday, May 12, 2013

2013 New York Vacation - Central Park

Who can go to NYC without enjoying and taking in Central Park? After our little trek to Riverside Park, we walked over to Central Park. What a beautiful place, even in the late winter/early spring.


Many of the trees were still standing dormant, waiting for a small rise in temperature before they started to regrow their leaves or sprout flowers. The rest of the trees were either starting to become green or bloom fully with flowers.


There were so many Cherry trees and Magnolias in Central Park and when we were there, most of them seemed to be in full, glorious bloom!


It was fun to walk around and share the park with other tourists as well as dog walkers taking packs of pups for their afternoon potty break, nannies finally able to take the infants under their care out for some "spring's-finally-here" warmth and private school kids out for field trips to the gardens or physical education classes out for a run around The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir.


We must have walked for hours, seriously HOURS!!


We stopped by Bow Bridge for the view which is breathtaking especially with the overcast skies and cool colors of the freshly sprouting weeping willows.


There is so much to see in Central Park, I swear it would probably take three days or more to see everything there without rushing through it. And if you were to actually sit and picnic or go for a long run throughout the park, I'm sure it would be years worth of fun.


We were there this time in the transition between winter and spring...I can only imagine the place in full bloom during spring.


I can imagine how full and green the park is during the warmth of summer. The change in the foliage in the New York autumn or the branches of the giant trees bending under the weight of a blanket of freshly fallen winter snow.


It is an amazing place, in the middle of a giant concrete jungle, sanctuary. We'll be back here, someday, and we'll spend some time here, at Central Park. It's certainly a must. Walking around and sharing it with Pae was lovely and I can't imaging any better way to experience it!

1 comment:

mardenheyjude said...

Central Park is beautiful at any time of the year. You definately must return and enjoy the park in the summertime. It is jumping with fun. You took some very nice pictures and thank you for sharing them, and your beautiful story. Love always, Auntie

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