When you approach the park from the Upper West Side of Manhattan you pass through an area that was built in the era between the world wars. This was a time when architects paid attention to small details on their buildings:
|Looking east along 84th street|
|Decorations on a Central Park West building|
I remember coming to the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater as a child. I am so happy that it is still in the park and still functioning (info here).
Central Park is still a place where families come to spend an afternoon. It is wonderful chance for children to explore their world.
|A future landscape architect?|
|What could be holding this young man's attention?|
|Turtles sunning in the lake|
If you take the time to look up, in addition to down, you might see some other visitors to the park:
|A red-tail hawk hanging out by the zoo.|
If you get to the zoo, make sure that you stay until the top of the hour to see the dancing animals of the Delacorte clock.
So, if you are in NY with time to kill, and the weather is nice, head to Central Park, there is always something fun to see.