I Love Central Park, Winter, NYC


It is a rainy day with light snow today in New York, a nice Spring surprise. Today's sprinkling reminded me of how cold it was this winter, one of the coldest on record, and is the inspiration for today's post - pictures of Central Park following a big snow storm in January, 2011.



Behind the wispy branches are the twin towers of The San Remo, one of the most luxurious apartment buildings in New York City. Imagine the beautiful views those lucky residents must have of the park.

Located at the lower level of the Bethesda Terrace, is the Angel of the Waters. According to the Central Park website, "this neoclassical winged female figure symbolizes and celebrates the purifying of the city’s water supply when the Croton Aqueduct opened in 1842 bringing fresh water to all New Yorkers." On this January day, the snow halted this angel's water purifying powers. Pretty soon things will be back in full swing.

26 comments:

Betty Ray said...

It's been so long since we've just wandered around the park. I'll have to plan another day in the city soon. Although, as pretty as your pictures are, I'll wait for a nice spring day!

Nisrine M. said...

Pretty photos, Christine. I miss snow and its beauty. I must try going somewhere snowy next winter.

Gloria said...

What nice and beauty pictures Christine never see with snow, look amazing. Take care! gloria

Simply Life said...

brrr...this is making me chilly, but definitely admiring how gorgeous it is!

Belinda @zomppa said...

These photos make me so nostalgic. My old place. =) Except the thought of snow right not making me so nostalgic.

Tiny Urban Kitchen said...

Awww . . that first picture is so cute! I think I'm ready for the spring!

lostpastremembered said...

Now that winter is over... I like looking at the snow pictures... lovely snow...makes NY look all clean and good!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love that last snow of the snow-spattered trees! Beautiful photos, Christine.

Claudia said...

I spent 3 years living on the Upper West Side and the photos brought back glorious memories - I walked the park in all seasons. I am setting my new play in Central Park!

Zoe said...

Your photo are so lovely. I have been to central park before but that was during the summer. Got to plan a trip to NY during the Spring season for all these wonderful views.

tasteofbeirut said...

I lived for two or three months in New York City in the late eighties and never made it to Central Park, I wish now I would have!

Ravenous Couple said...

this is the much prettier snow then what we normally see in the city! :)

Angie said...

Beautiful photos. Of my trips to NYC years ago, Central Park was one of my fondest memories. I love the Angels of the Waters fountain. So classic and you see it in almost every NYC movie shot in Central Park.

Angie @ Cocina Diary

5 Star Foodie said...

Wow, still so much snow and it's already March! Beautiful photos!

lisa is cooking said...

I realize I may not get any sympathy for this, but our summer is getting here too fast! These photos are nice virtual break from our early spring heat.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Beautiful photos ~ but I'm ready for a little spring!

pigpigscorner said...

The snow looks so beautiful in pictures =)

Beth said...

I've been to New York a number of times but I've never seen it in the snow. Beautiful!

Mari said...

It is a magical place. I loved taking trips there. I miss it!! My favorite is the photo of the Angel of the Waters. Beautiful!!

Have a great weekend :)

Tina Marie said...

I really like that photo in the beginning of your post. Cool!

Magic of Spice said...

Such beauty...

El said...

So beautiful and peaceful.

sophia said...

Please take another picture in the spring...I'd love to see these pictures warm up and bloom! They're beautiful...in a chilling way. Love the sereneness of it. :-)

Angie's Recipes said...

I would really love to visit the park! Beautiful winter pictures.

OysterCulture said...

Such gorgeous pictures. I love exploring city parks, like Central Park and Golden Gate they're the special retreats for city dwellers.

I miss not being able to walk around in the snowy landscape it adds a magical element to everything, but your pictures did much to ease that feeling. They're beautiful!

nancy at good food matters said...

It's been 6 years since I walked Central Park--which then had Cristo's "The Gates" installation. It was clear and cold, the paths lined with brilliant orange banners and people from allover the world strolling in awe.

Central Park is indeed a special place. Terrific photos.