Central Park New York City USA

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Central Park New York City USA

Central_Park_New_York_City_Virtual_Tour_1While walking through the park one day… reminds me of the song;

While Strolling through the Park one day, it was in the merry merry month of May…

But that’s not what my story is about. I get silly at times and just had to put that in there for a laugh.

I’ve always wanted to go to New York City, even if for only a weekend to take a look around and to be able to say, “I was there in The Big Apple.” New York, New York!: The Big Apple from A to Z

My husband and I had planned a vacation trip to Washington DC and NYC back in 2008 but he passed away the same month we were to go on our vacation (August 2008).

Seeing New York City Through Pictures

So, for now, I’ve been able to tour New York City through pictures shared by my Blogging From Paradise friend, Ryan Biddulph. He’s off on another trip to Thailand right now and I wondered if there was such a thing as a virtual tour of Central Park that I could take while he’s gone.

Of course, there is. It still amazes me the things we can see, find and even do right from our living room if we have an internet connection.

Well, my story isn’t turning out at all like I planned but instead, I’d like to take you on a tour of Central Park in New York City.

There are so many sections that make up Central Park and each section seems like its own little world. I would have to say that the “Imagine Mosaic” is my favorite because John Lennon’s song “Imagine” is one of my favorite songs.

Are you ready for that tour of Central Park?

Let me introduce you to a virtual tour of Central Park; http://youvis.it/XmlLih

We begin at:

The West 72nd Street entrance.

Central_Park_New_York_City_Virtual_Tour_3Imagine Mosaic at Strawberry Fields donated to the park by John Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono in memory of John Lennon.

Wagner Cove – named after a former Mayor of New York

Cherry Hill Fountain was originally designed with a watering trough for the horses of horse-drawn carriages.

Bow Bridge and Lake Shore has the first cast-iron bridge built in NYC.

Bethesda Terrace is Angel of the Waters. The statue represents the Gospel of John that describes an angel blessing the pool of Bethesda.

The Glade – is home to nine different species of oak trees with a couple of trees noted to be over 150 years old.

Central_Park_New_York_City_Virtual_Tour_2Conservatory Water is mostly referred to by New Yorkers as the model boat pond. This area was originally planned to be a formal flower garden but in the 1860s the pond was built as a reflecting pool.

There is a section of the park dedicated to Alice in Wonderland with a bronze statue dedicated to the children of New York City.

Hill Path and East 72nd Street Entrance

I hope you enjoyed the tour.

I don’t know about you but I had no idea Central Park was so big and had so many things to enjoy and admire.

This was inspired by the Weekly Writing Prompt 2/13/2018

The prompt was to write about:  

red-dotWhile walking through the park one day…

 

Not at all what you expected and definitely not what I had in mind when I started writing.

Writing happens that way sometimes.  It seems to have a  life of its own and just takes over. 

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I have been writing in journals, diaries, poems and creating short stories since my teen years. Writing became a way to release the never-ending ideas, thoughts and sentences that rambled around in my mind; waiting to find a place in a story.

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2 responses to “Central Park New York City USA”

  1. BG Jenkins says:

    Hi Monna,
    It all sounds amazing. We have been just through New York when traveling when our kids were young. Our big tour though being rerouted from the highway through Manhatten and into the Bronx. We did get to see the Statue of Liberty from the high way and got to drive in front of the Twin Towers when they were standing… but that was about as eventful as it was. I would love to see these places. There is so much beauty and history to be seen there. Thanks for the tour. Sounds very exciting. I know you will get there.

    • Hi Brenda, That must have been a real treat to at least drive by and see some of the sites of New York. You are right. There is so much history and sites to see in our great land. Maybe one day I’ll see more of it.

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