A Perfect Day in Central Park

Lucky people on a blissfully perfect Memorial Day.  Central Park was overrun, so that it looked like Coney Island mid-summer.  Here’s Weegee’s take on Coney Island from 1940.

I took a walking tour with Tony Robins from the Municipal Art Society, but couldn’t bring myself to take notes or write you any details.  Tony did cover the history and development of the park, which grew out of the Romantic English garden tradition.  Each tree, shrub, and rock has been carefully planned and placed, all with the intention of looking completely natural.  I caught a few snapshots of the manmade touch, including the artificial lake, seen in the slide show below.

Hope your holiday was a blast!