I spent the first two weeks of August in NYC and enjoyed Central Park and several other parks; pure pleasure!! There’s something that refreshes the soul just strolling through a park. Time to breathe.
There’s always a bench along the way for relaxing.
Meandering through Central Park in Manhattan, you’d never know you were in NYC. This park is enormous and reminds me of Northern Ontario, with rocky hills, ponds with turtles, so it’s easy to forget that it’s surrounded by one of the largest cities in the world.
Of course Northern Ontario doesn’t have a castle. The historic Belvedere Castle is a grand sight and a great lookout point in Central Park, built in 1869.
Romeo and Juliet in Central Park.
Morningside Park, situated on the rocky hills between Harlem and Morningside Heights, was once extremely dangerous. No signs of that now, but apparently, in 1935 the New York Times reported that there was a sign posted in the Teachers College of Columbia University informing students “it is not safe to enter Morningside Park at any time of the day or night.” The natural geography of a rocky cliff, a myriad of trees and a pond is home to turtles and Canada geese (they don’t read signs). It was fun to watch these two “turtledoves” doing their mating dance. 😉
Steps help the explorers go up and down the steep terrain.
It started to sprinkle, we were prepared with our fashionable umbrellas.
Jean’s is black and white houndstooth and I have my new one I bought at Marimekko in NYC.
We enjoyed a vegan picnic in Madison Park in the heart of downtown Manhattan. You never know what you’ll see in the park in NYC. (That’s not me folks!)
The High Line is an elevated linear park, an abandoned railroad by the Hudson River; a slice of nature between the concrete and river.