Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Photowalk: Central Park, New York

Photowalk series aims to tell a travel story with the use of photos. Following the old adage 'A picture paints a thousand words' - the photos aim to bring a part of the place to you to serve as an inspiration to get out there and see the world.

To start my Photowalk series, I would like to take you on a short but sweet walk in the park....

Together with the mass of people, you emerge from the subway inhaling the crisp and cold air of autumn.Today you are blessed with a clear blue sky and at last you finally shades of green, reds and brown which is very different from the gray concretes. Oh yes! you finally made it to Central Park. You started to walk and you saw small man-made lakes with arches (small bridges) and you start humming the song from the movie Enchanted.
one of the numerous arches in Central Park
At this time, you are happily snapping away with your camera as you continue to walk and then you saw this big expanse of ice which look quite familiar to you. You might pinch yourself just to make sure that this is not a dream and that right in front of you is the Wollman Rink which is a popular spot during winter in Central Park. It might cross your mind to give ice skating a shot but then you decided to save it up for another day because you still got 250 acres of lawn to roam around

As you continue your walk in the park, you came across a wide expanse of green where people are lounging perhaps taking a breather from the frenzy of the city, health buffs clocking in some miles in their Run keeper or dreamers just simply staring and enjoying the site and sound of Central park.What you are looking at is a perfect picture of a juxtaposition as the skyline of Manhattan looms in the background.

As you continue to explore the park, you noticed a terrace that leads down to a huge fountain popularly known as Bethesda fountain. You decided to check out the area, take more photos and just soak up on the experience that you are in "the New York city". As the last remaining rays of the sun slowly dim, you clutched your coat tighter and hurried up the steps with the thoughts of going back again in the heart of Manhattan.


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