Springtime in Central Park - So much to do and so much to see.
by Alecia James Tuesday, June 16 , 2015
This post is more than a month overdue. I had the good intention of writing an article related to Springtime in Central Park, but my lazy bones are finally putting fingers to keyboard. With summer literally 4 days away, it still doesn't hurt to showcase Mother nature in her glory--at least, through my lens.
So one day after work, I took a quick walk to the park as I longed for an escape to greener pastures....in the most literal sense. With my Nikon DSLR and iPhone in tow, I captured a few shots as I casually strolled, absorbing the sights, sounds and actions as it all unfolded. As usual, Central Park did not disappoint.
The picture below of the purple and white tulips is definitely my favorite. I love that I was able to capture the delicate nature of the flower in its full essence. There's just something symbolic about the petals and its growth pattern signifying life, art, and innocence in an expressive light.
A view of the city from Sheep Meadow. This is the ultimate spot for picnics, lounging, sunbathing and relaxing. I even spotted some people exercising while others were frolicking in the grass.
Sheep Meadow from a different angle.
Group exercise at Sheep Meadow.
A beautiful rock at Sheep Meadow
There's beauty all around the park. This tall magnificent tree caught my attention.
Behold the beauty of this tree!
I saw another group exercising here at the literary walk. This is clearly a great activity to do when the weather is great out.
There are no shortage of paths for a walk, or cycling, a great cardio workout.
Cyclists in the park.
Below is one of the 36 bridges in Central Park.
A section of Olmsted Flower Bed with purple and white tulips.
Close up of Purple and white tulips.
Part of the Olmstead Flower Bed.
The Mall, lined with Elm trees, forming a beautiful canopy. This is another popularly photographed area. It is the widest pedestrian walkway in the park, and it is "the park's only intentional straight line."
Who's in for a ride? A horse and carriage adding to the old charm of the park.
Bethesda Terrace, a popular gem with its Roman inspired architecture.
Some of the inscribed artwork in the passageway at Bethesda terrace.
I captured a lot of great sights on this visit, but the truth is, I barely scratched the surface! Central Park is one of the most visited places in the world. I've been back to the park twice since, to explore other areas, and do what I do best....photo shoots. The beauty of this however, is to behold its vastness and to be lost in nature for as long as it lasts.