One of the things we were looking forward for this trip was to enjoy a little bit more some parts of the city we had already visited our first time back in 2009 (I know, way too long ago, ha!). Central Park was indeed one of the highlights of the second rounds. There were certain experiences we couldn’t miss this time, like sailing the lake boats (that will be a next post, spoiler alert!) but also having a picnic at the great lawn.
Central Park has a special aura like no other park I’ve visited (so far) combines, I think it’s partially because of the energy of the visitors (lots of locals!) having very different activities, kids using it as their schoolyard (cute), couple having romantic picnics, birthday parties, families riding bikes, people sailing boats, and visiting the best museums. And partially because the impressive skyline plays with you a trick, sometimes visible sometimes a memory.
During our slow time in the park we found the most amazing white flowers, could any of the green-savvy pals reading this post let me know the name of them in the comments? I like to watch them but ashamedly I’m pretty clueless for their names, I think it has something to do with my forgetful mind when it comes to names. For only a single week we missed the cherry season (sadface), but we still got a beautiful glimpse of how spring looks like in the famous park.
Another thing that has this fascinating movie vibe in Central Park are the arches and bridges, I could instantly visualize from a murder scene to the adorable Amy Adams singing & dancing to the Enchanted lyrics. Do you have any favorite movie/tv show clip that happens next to or inside one of their arches?
Bethesda fountain is always a bubbly place with street artists, magicians, comedians and a music group or singers. It is also one meeting point, as it is just by the lake. With the boats at sight, we started to feel quite nervous because we knew one of Dani’s (& also myself) dream was about to came true. Well… this will be another day story, so let’s keep walking to the great lawn, shall we? A picnic is waiting!
I wish we had a bigger park like this one in Barcelona, having a big green lung in a big city it’s so important and makes the perfect “staycation” getaway when the city gets to your nerves. Do you enjoy parks? Which one is the most beautiful you’ve ever visited? Love to read your thoughts!