Thursday, June 19, 2014

Quiet Morning in Central Park

I spent last weekend in NYC visiting Daughterlypoo and Daniel.  As always, we had a wonderful time together!  On Sunday morning we walked through part of Central Park...
First we crossed through Columbus Circle ~ the statuary is spectacular!
We entered the Park near Umpire Rock, an enormous, exposed bedrock, with amazing views of the towering city.
Mid-Park, along 5th Avenue is a distinguished grove of Elm trees:
There are over 8,000 benches throughout the park, but these are my favorite:
Even prettier with Daughterlypoo posing.
We made our way toward Bethesda Terrace to see the intricate sandstone carvings...

...And the crown jewel of the Terrace, the Angel of the Waters statue.  In 1873, sculptor Emma Stebbins was the first woman to receive a public art commission in NYC.  The Angel carries a lily in her left hand, and is said to reference the Pool of Bethesda and celebrate New York's first aqueduct.

There's an overwhelming number of things to see and do in Central Park.  We walked and explored for about two hours and barely scratched the surface!

We exited the Park through the Grand Army Plaza where the magnificent gold leaf statue of General Sherman stands.
On my next visit to NYC I think I need to book a guided tour of Central Park so that I can be sure to learn even more about its history.  It's so fascinating and beautiful!


OdetoMrs.KatzCohn said...

Adorable mother and daughter!

Marlynne said...

Looked like a delightful trip! always more fun when family is involved!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Beautiful pictures! thank you for sharing them!

Carla said...

I've never been to NY and one day I'd like to go. Looks like you at least had fun!