On our first morning in New York City, after a quick coffee and muffin at a coffee shop near our hotel, we jumped in a cab and headed to Central Park. The plan was to wander around the park during the morning and then go to lunch at an interesting tea shop I had read about, in a neighborhood nearby.
This was my first time in Central Park and it was everything I thought it would be and more. If I lived in the city, it would be a place I would spend time in, taking advantage of the chance to be close to nature and the calm it brings. The urban planner that designed this space, so many years ago, created something unique and special.
We walked the pathways - this particular stretch is familiar from many movie locations.
We crossed some beautiful old bridges.
We (my sister and Melissa sitting here) sat for a bit to listen to some musicians play a few John Lennon songs near his memorial.
We were amazed at the beauty of the pathways and architecture - so many have enjoyed this lovely oasis throughout the years - we throughly enjoyed our morning spent in this beautiful setting :-)