Friday, March 7, 2014

A walk in Central Park in the snow

Central Park is one of the highlights of New York City - for me anyway.  In this city of concrete and skyscrapers there is this beautiful huge piece of green....er....well white this time around actually. 

First of all though a bit of information about Central Park:  the park is 843 acres or 6% of Manhattan acreage.  It is six miles from north to south and half a mile across.  Approximately 40 million people visit Central Park every year, there are 24,000 trees and 9,000 benches which if placed end to end would go for seven miles.  Are you impressed yet?  275 species of migratory birds stop off in Central Park, there are 7 ornamental fountains (and 150 drinking fountains) and 36 bridges and arches.  Whew! 

So come for a walk with me in Central Park - but be careful...it's slippery!




Thought this would look cool in sepia!

Always the skyline in the distance...

I love this shot for some reason - I just wish the man had had a dog with him!

Wollman Rink



Ah...the Plaza hotel.  Our walk is done - time for a hot chocolate don't you think?  But better not go here or it will break our budget!  Hope you enjoyed our walk around Central Park in the snow. 

1 comment:

Sammi Egan said...

Wow! I didn't realise it was sooo big!

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