Friday, January 09, 2015

A Walk in the Park

Although I've been to New York City a number of times throughout my life, I've inexplicably missed seeing a number of its major landmarks and attractions. Thankfully, I've had the opportunity more recently to spend some quality time in this wonderful city, and apply myself to rectifying the situation—in true tourist style, of course :-)

Last Fall, I had my first visit to Central Park, and it was such a treat!

Central Park New York City
A little music on the bridge.

Iconic, beautiful, and charmingly intimate for such a large space, the Park has so much to see and do, there will definitely be numerous return visits. In my first ramble, I was able to take in the south-east corner, including some spots I'm sure you will recognize:

Dairy Visitor Center—nearby signs proclaimed it the Dairy House, and it does look exactly like a Swiss-chalet outbuilding nestled in the woods. I almost expected to see cows with giant bells around their necks, grazing placidly nearby:

Got milk?

Chess & Checkers House—featured in so many movies, I felt like I'd been there before. The little building at the center provides you with gaming supplies, and is surrounded by the pergola-covered walk with all those famous benches and boards:

Would you like to play a game?

Bethesda Fountain—located on Bethesda Terrace, and crowned by the Angel of the Waters, my photograph does not begin to do it justice. It was a popular location, and EVERYONE was there to take pictures, too:

Water, cool and clear.

These and so much more, all in the small section I was able to tour that day. Even the plant life and architecture were enchanting, and I really can't wait to return :-)


So, are there places you've been meaning to see, and things you've been wanting to do that are only a hop, skip, and jump away? Not grand overseas tours, but just what any tourist would expect to see if they were in your neck of the woods? Then by all means, GO. Grab a partner-in-crime, plan a day, and explore—you'll be glad you did!


1 comment:

  1. Great pix! They warm my heart on these cold winter days!


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