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Monday, September 30, 2013

nyc: central park

the weather was absolutely beautiful over the weekend.  it was fall weather at its finest!  since the weather was so gorgeous, we decided to head into nyc and spend a day enjoying central park.

if you're in nyc, central park is a must see.  it is a tranquil and serene piece of beauty smack dab in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the crazy city.  central park is absolutely huge.  it's 51 blocks long (from 59th street to 110th street) and 3 blocks wide (from 5th avenue to 8th avenue).

since the park is so big, it's impossible to see the entire park in just one day.  we managed to walk a good majority of the park, and boy did our feet feel it by the end of the day.  (at least we got some good exercise to work off all of that delicious nyc food!)  tired and dirty feet are always a sure sign of a day well spent in the city!

 ^a little painting hiding in a tree^
 ^riding the central park carousel^
 ^the mall^
^sheep meadow^
 ^the bandshell^
 ^bethesda fountain and terrace^
^loeb boathouse^
^the lake (can you believe how green it is?!)^
 ^bow bridge^
 ^the alice in wonderland statue^
^conservatory water: the model boat pond^

. . .

as kathleen kelly said in you've got mail
"don't you just love new york in the fall?"

love, laurie


Mom H. said...

It looks really pretty there. Such a nice change from the city streets.

ma pa camlet said...

You could ask for a better weather day. Looks like many scene I have seen in the movies.