Monday, April 04, 2011

winter in central park

It is cold but everything just looks so magical walking around Central Park during winter time. ;)

so you won't entirely get lost, look for the signages and arrows.

This statue is located west of East drive and 67th St. He is Balto, the Siberian Husky the sled dog who led his team which transported the serum of the anti-diphtheria vaccine in Alaska back in the 20s. He is now one of the more popular statues in the park having stood there for the past 80 or so years.

The park is also a famous place for sledding. Many kids along with their parents will brave the cold and enjoy such popular and fun sport.

Alice in Wonderland: The sculpture was constructed in 1959 by José de Creeft under the commission of philanthropist George Delacorte so that children could visit and experience the wonder of Lewis Carroll’s classic story. Atypical of most sculptures, children are invited to climb, touch and crawl all over Alice and her friends. In fact, through the decades thousands of hands and feet have literally polished parts of the statue’s surface smooth.
This is located at East 74th St.

If you feel tired and thirsty, you may opt to grab some coffee or hot choco at the Sweet Cafe at east 74th St, sit down and relax on some umbrella protected table and chair.

Belvedere meaning "beautiful view" is at the mid park of 79th. Sitting atop a hill, the castle as the name suggests indeed gives a beautiful view of the Central Parks famous views and landmarks.

The Bethesda Fountain also known as the Angel of Waters is seen at the mid-park on 72nd St. I remember this fountain from the movie Enchanted and in Home Alone 2.

The Mall is the open walkway going towards the Bethesda Terrace and runs through the middle of 66th to 72 Streets. I gather now that this is a different mall from what we are most familiar with in the Philippines hehehe. I recall this in the movie My Sassy Girl.

after walking around the park, you may want to look for the subway and hop on the connections towards the 7th train and alight at 69th St. in Woodside to check out Krystal's for their piping hot arroz caldo. :)

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