CENTRAL PARK NYC

June 26, 2016

It was another lovely day in NYC and we decided to walk in Central Park again. Going to this park is like the old saying: you can’t step in the same river twice. There is always something to notice, some times noticed again, seeing it from a different angle or viewed with an unusual shock of light you’ve never seen before or maybe something that now sits in an amazing muted shadow.I love NYEvery entrance to the park has food and t-shirt vendors. On this afternoon the New York logo garments were waving and flapping like flags in the hot summer breeze.shady walkwayDappled shadows dramatically dotted the lawns and pathways looking as though the runners and strolling visitors were being dusted with light.singerThis raucous musician who perched on the back of a park bench all day and into the evening hours was in fine voice as he entertained the tourists with his renditions of all the old Beatle tunes. bride and groomThe late afternoon light usually brings out the wedding photographers. A NYC wedding in the early part of the afternoon and then off to Central Park for the photo session before heading to the catering hall for the reception. The outcrops of rocks, the softly lit quiet pathways, the huge greenery, it all becomes the background for the newly weds and their entourage. bride's maidsThankfully these bridesmaids got a parking spot and will be on time for the photo shoot. Don’t they look pretty!sleeping kittenThis new kitty-mom brought her little one to the park for a bit of fresh air. sun worshipingThen you have the sun worshipers. All throughout the park bare skin is exposed to the sun while other people spread out in the cooler shady spots.dancing in the parkWhile walking in the park we attended a huge Summer Stage Jazz event with live music. Thousands of people attend these daily happenings. This event was a rousing New Orleans group and some people could not contain themselves once the music started. bubbles at Bathesda FountainWalking back home we passed the Bethesda Fountain. The lake was filled with gondolas and rowers. The fountain had been newly adorned with water plants and there was the magic of bubbles everywhere.bubble manFor me, the delight of the day was watching children run and squeal as they chased the ever illusive bubbles. red umbrellaCentral Park is 843 acres and takes up 6% of Manhattan’s total acreage. There are 7 bodies of water comprising 150 acres of this park. Millions of people visit here every year. Yet, there are quiet spots, little romantic nooks that could make the visitor believe they are almost alone in this busy city. In this little cove I could see a couple falling in love and deciding to make a life together.

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12 Responses to CENTRAL PARK NYC

  1. Trish Mayo on June 26, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    Lovely series – you captured not only the tranquility of Central Park but so much of the activity as well. Hope we have more beautiful days. Enjoy your summer.

    • Pushing Time on June 26, 2016 at 7:07 pm

      Hi Trish. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment. Yes, I am looking forward to many more great summer days. Wishing you all the best that NYC has to offer and that you get many great photos in this wonderful summer light!!

  2. Sharon on June 26, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Thanks for the lovely walk in the park. Such a beautiful day in NYC!

    • Pushing Time on June 26, 2016 at 10:17 pm

      Hello Sharon! Yes, NYC is in the loveliest part of the summer, the early section. It’s not too hot or sticky right now and there is frequently a delightful breeze that cools us off. It’s a perfect time to take a walk in the park.

  3. Jeri Fink on June 26, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Central Park – you captured its summer soul! Your words were as poetic as your images; it was a delight to join you in this stroll.

    • Pushing Time on June 27, 2016 at 6:25 am

      Hi Jeri. So glad to hear from you! Such a lovely and thoughtful comment. It was a pleasure to take my friends along with me on that walk in the park.

  4. Toddi on June 27, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    The walk was so peaceful and exuberant at the same time. Thanks for sharing your memories.

    • Pushing Time on June 27, 2016 at 4:26 pm

      Thanks Toddi. Yes, it was a lovely walk and I’m glad that I could share it with you.

  5. Susan Bernhardt on June 27, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Another enjoyable NYC post! Thank you for sharing your day in Central Park.

    • Pushing Time on June 27, 2016 at 4:26 pm

      Hi Susan. Glad you enjoyed the NYC post and the walk with me in Central Park.

  6. Eric Parker on June 29, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Hi Margaret
    As always a complete delight to take a stroll with you and share what catches your eye.

    • Pushing Time on June 30, 2016 at 10:42 am

      Hi Eric. It’s always so great to hear from you. I know how much you love NYC and that you enjoy every bite of this city that you can get!! So glad that you enjoyed accompanying me on this stroll in the park! I’m off today to take a walk somewhere in one of the 5 boroughs. Not sure where we’ll end up. I’ll let you know about it later, probably in another blog post.

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