LIFE IN THE APPLE
One of the most magnificent outdoor spaces in the world is the New Yorker’s backyard. How lucky are we…
Spanning from 59th Street on the south side to 110th Street on the north side, Fifth Avenue on the east and Central Park West on the west, the 843-acre parcel attracts runners, bikers, tennis players, skaters, skiers, hikers, yogis, picnickers, bird watchers, sun bathers, and even those of us who merely long to stroll, gaze, and sigh at its undeniable beauty.
I use the park as an escape from concrete, traffic, noise, and crowds –– Bogey and I walk through several times weekly. If I have a bad day, somehow, a brief meander through the park washes my worries away. No other park has ever had that effect on me –– there’s something about Central Park that calms, settles, encourages, and delights.
Last weekend, Bogey and I ventured on an extra-long excursion from CPW to Bethesda Terrace, and then through The Ramble and Lake before we returned home. Every nook and cranny of the park was more beautiful than I could remember. I must admit; I got a little camera happy during our two-hour walk, but after you look at these photos, which only capture a tidbit of the magic, you’ll understand why. I’m not sure who had more fun –– Bogey, or me!
Here are some spring scenes from our walk through Central Park.
What’s your favorite area in Central Park?