Friday Afternoon in the Park

The sun shone bright and hot on Friday. After a busy week caught up at the UN, I took advantage of the weather to explore Central Park. I’ve been really craving green spaces lately. Last week’s trip to the Botanical Gardens seemed to spark a desire for green, natural and fresh spaces. Big, open spaces. So I went to the Park.

I found just what I desired. Especially when I reached the Sheep’s Meadow. Turns out I wasn’t the only one seeking a big open space and green to stretch out on.

After getting lost for awhile in The Ramble, I wound up at Turtle Pond. I didn’t spot any turtles but the cherry blossoms made up for it.

And then I spotted this creature.

Bethesda Terrace was a hub of dog walkers, young families, buskers, and even…

models. I was thrilled to witness a photo shoot for some magazine taking place on the steps and under the archways of the terrace. Gorgeous gowns.

Since I am now cosmopolitan New Yorker, I decided to do as the locals do.

My second-to-last stop was to check out the boat races but only a few were out on the water.

Next to the boats is this statue of Hans-Christian Anderson, beautifully dedicated to the children who lost their parents because of 9/11.

A touching way to end my first visit to Central Park.

 

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