Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Walking Uptown, Downtown and through Central Park

I love Central Park!

I love how beautiful buildings sometimes all of a sudden peek through the nature scene and expose the city behind.
However, I was surprised (& disappointed) by how many times there were fences to keep you from walking on the grass. & when you are developing crazy blisters on your feet from so much walking on cement and then you see grass.. and then the fences to keep you off it- well, that's kind of disappointing. My feet were crying out to walk on the earth!!
But besides that point, I love how the city was so beautifully planned with this big park right in the middle of it!

back out onto the street..

..cut through a park (more fences) I considered going to play in the waterpark fountains with the kids. ; )
1 really great thing about New York City, is the abundance of fruit stands on the street.. lots of them! and most have ready to eat fruit - cut up melons, mangoes, pineapple etc. We ate too much at restaurants to stop but I was really craving just plain fruit everytime I went by one.. and was thinking how easy to be a fruitarian here - fruit is so accessible!

Loved the architecture! Amazing the stonework on so many buildings!!

Lots of churches.. we noticed a real abundance of them in the poorer neighbourhoods!

Yes, my feet happy again!

Nice cool walk though Central Park.

Very romantic, all the couples laying together through the park. Nice.

I love NYC .. but it really affected me more this time how much concrete there is.. I must be getting more & more into nature. & I found myself really appreciating my green Toronto home.


Lauren said...

My husband and I go into Central Park early on Sunday mornings once in awhile (I love it in the Spring and Fall), it's such a nice escape from the hustle and bustle of the city!

Robin 'Keiko' Gregory said...

Ahhh Lauren, You are such a lucky girl! : ) Central Park is such a cool place! amazing, they definitely had a good city planner, this city was very well thought out beforehand!
& what a great thing to do on a Sunday morning!