There are signs of Spring in Central Park! I took a long walk over the weekend and captured some photos for you. Here are Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, and several photos of flowers, foliage, and water features in the Ramble.
Here is some information from the Central Park Conservancy about the bridges in Central Park: “The Park’s designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, created an intricate system of pedestrian paths, a bridle path, and carriage drives to allow visitors to experience the Park’s landscapes in a variety of ways. However, for this system to work safely and in a relatively small space, it had to limit interactions between potentially conflicting forms of traffic. The Park’s arches and bridges separate this traffic by carrying one form of transportation over another. Between 1859 and 1866, 27 arches and bridges were built in Central Park. All were designed by Vaux—in some cases with the assistance of fellow architect Jacob Wrey Mould. Each one is unique, designed with various materials and decorative motifs and with careful consideration of its placement in the landscape. Over time, six arches and bridges were added and three were removed, bringing the total to 30 ornamental bridges and arches in the Park today. There are also additional bridges in the Park’s woodlands that are smaller, constructed with wood, and typically cross over streams.”
By the way, did you see this blog post taken just a few weeks ago Central Park covered in snow?
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