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A Stroll in Central Park

29 Feb

What do you do on a cold, snowy day?

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Why, you go for a walk in Central Park of course!

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This was the second time we’d experienced snow, but the first time (which was back in Australia) hardly counted.

That time the snow on the ground, what little there was of it, was mostly artificial and the stuff falling was just sleet.

On our first day in New York, we experienced ‘real’ snow and we were thrilled, although somewhat cold.

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I’m sure New Yorkers thought we were nuts

as the smallest things amused us.

Dustings of snow on bushes,

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icicles on the park benches,

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snow plows sprinkling salt on the roads,

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and piles of snow on the ground.

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Many a snowball was thrown as we walked through the park…and the streets

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…until we learned about ‘yellow snow’ and how gross those old piles of snow are!

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Do you realise how big Central Park is?

Check out this picture.

The really black part of this photo is Central park.

It’s huuuuuge.

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And it’s beautiful

…even in winter

when the trees are all bare.

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I actually loved the naked tree look.

You can’t even begin to imagine how many photos I have of ‘naked trees’.

They are so pretty.

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I also loved frozen bodies of water.

It’s something you just never ever see at home.

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And squirrels!!

I looooved the squirrels.

Yes I understand that they are rodents.

But they are the cutest rodents ever.

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Going to America, I had dearly hoped to see a squirrel in Central Park.

What I didn’t realise was that we would get to see lots and lots of squirrels

in every city we visited.

I was in squirrel heaven!!

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Before we left for our trip, we’d read “Parks for People”,

a book about Central Park’s creator Frederick Law Olmsted

so we were very interested in the park.

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It’s designed to be a natural oasis within the city

and I think it does a very good job of transporting you beyond the hustle and bustle of city life.

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The park creator actually made of point of rarely using straight paths,

he wanted you to ‘get lost’ (well not literally) in the park.

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The only intentionally straight path is ‘Literary Walk’

which must look even more beautiful in the summer

with the tree tips touching and providing a canopy over you.

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We also never felt unsafe while we walked from one side of the park to the other.

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That’s the impression you have of Central Park before you visit

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– that you’ll get murdered if you stroll about –

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But it was a quite friendly place to roam and explore

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The ceiling of a tunnel. It always pays to look up.

and oh so pretty.

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Yes, we saw the horse and buggy rides in the park

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but at $50US a ride,

we preferred to walk.

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Gosh, I can’t even begin to imagine how beautiful this park would be in summer

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…and how much more busy.

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3 Comments

Posted by on February 29, 2016 in Family Events, Field Trips, Geography, US Holidays

 

3 responses to “A Stroll in Central Park

  1. Sarah

    February 29, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    You’ll have to go again in summer! I was always in awe of the lushness of the vegetation and the soft dappled summer sunlight in Europe. But these regions pay for it with about 9 months of rain, sometimes going on for weeks at a time, 24hrs a day without stopping.

     
  2. Petra

    March 1, 2016 at 2:00 am

    I’m enjoying my “armchair travels” thanks to you 🙂 LOVE squirrels too!

    On 1 March 2016 at 10:21, Little Men In My Library wrote:

    > Tracey posted: “What do you do on a cold, snowy day? Why, you go for a > walk in Central Park of course! This was the second time we’d experienced > snow, but the first time (which was back in Australia) hardly counted. That > time the snow on the ground, what little th” >

     
  3. Jen

    March 1, 2016 at 10:04 am

    I can imagine that Queenslanders would have frozen! Lol! 😀 We moved to Victoria and have been to the snow a couple of times last winter and oh boy was it cold!

     

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