Central Park Summer Tour – Part Two

Hi friends, welcome back! I returned to Central Park on another beautiful day for part two of my Central Park Summer Tour. In case you missed part one, you can catch up here. I started my second walk at one of the most iconic parts, The Pond and Gaptstow Bridge. This area is right off 59th Street and across from the Plaza Hotel, so the location makes it extremely popular.

 

No matter the season, this spot never disappoints.

I especially love the views from Gaptsow Bridge overlooking The Pond with the skyscrapers and Plaza Hotel in the background.

Right between Gaptstow Bridge and Wollman Rink is a great photo spot of the skyline.

Wollman Rink was turned into a disco roller-skating rink this summer. It would be fun to check out if you’re into rollerblading or just want to people watch 🙂

Sheeps Meadow resting from all the weekend picnics.

I walked through The Mall next, I can’t wait until all these leaves change color!

Such a beautiful day!

Lastly, I stopped by the Conservatory Water. I always forget this is here, but it’s such a pretty spot. This spot was featured in Stuart Little and on the weekends, this is filled with little toy sail boats racing around.

I hope you enjoyed this summer tour of Central Park!

28 thoughts on “Central Park Summer Tour – Part Two

    1. Thank you! You’re totally right! It looks like it could be anywhere until you hear a honk, siren, or catch a glimpse of the skyscrapers!

    1. Such a beautiful part of the city. There were so many turtles this year! I must’ve seen 100+ on each walk.

  1. Your photos highlight the beauty of Central Park and its contrast with the urban area in which it sits. Frederick Law Olmsted would be happy with how his work has been preserved and enhanced.

    1. I can’t imagine NYC without Central Park! It’s such a necessary oasis for city livers. It is great that it’s well taken care of and being enhanced. My fav part of the park, the Conservatory Garden, is under construction so I’m excited to see what they’re doing.

    1. Glad to virtually share some sunshine! I hope your weather clears up so you can have a great weekend and the coffee never runs out 🙂

  2. The first two photos of Sheeps Meadow make for an interesting contrast. The first is the NYC skyline as I remember it, almost all of the buildings a hundred years old or more. The second is the skyline of today, with the pencil skyscrapers and other modern designs. It’s good, I think. A city needs to be constantly reinventing itself for the benefit of its residents.

    1. It’s amazing how much the skyline has changed and how tall these buildings have gotten. I agree it’s good to have new buildings and additions to the skyline. The new construction near Hudson Yards is really impressive.

  3. It’s amazing how much the skyline has changed and how tall these buildings have gotten. I agree it’s good to have new buildings and additions to the skyline. The new construction near Hudson Yards is really impressive.

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