New York City | Wintry Central Park

I had a rough plan for my time in New York City and it consisted of all the things I’d wanted to see on previous visits, but hadn’t got around to. Only a few things on the list were what might you call a classic New York attraction. DSC_0033.JPGCentral Park was the first public park in the United States, opening to the public in the Winter of 1858.  Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and architect/landscape designer Calvert Vaux won a design competition to improve and expand the park that same year.  IMG_1147.JPGTheir design had been influenced by Olmsted’s visit to Birkenhead Park, the world’s first public park, in 1850.  Central Park was placed on tentative list for UNESCO World Heritage sites in April 2017.

The park today is very much the lungs of Manhattan and it’s easy to spend several hours wandering the pathways.

3 thoughts on “New York City | Wintry Central Park

  1. Central Park is often the backdrop for so many of the TV shows & I enjoy seeing the vastness of it. You certainly got about in your week & we, your readers have benefited from this tour!

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  2. Wow, it looks cold! I was there in November once & we spent a morning ice skating, but there was no snow on the ground – it was a beautiful fall day. I’ve only seen snow in New York once & it was just flurries in January.

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