Category Archives: PARKS

ELEVEN MADISON PARK • Restaurant Re-opens

The restaurant has re-opened after a summer long renovation.  Everything is new…….tables…..chairs……china and booths.  The new look is a great improvement…..and the food……….which was always been imaginative has now reached the level of “sublime”.

The prix fix lunch is $150………$300 with tax and tip.  Dinner comes in at around $600……..to $1000.

The HOUSE SPARROW in Central Park

Central Park is home to 230 species of birds.  This cute little guy……a HOUSE SPARROW shared his breakfast with me……..or vice versa.

He is the male …….and actually quite aged…….a “survivor”……since most sparrows only have a life span of three years……….tho most face the many risks  of daily existence……..until the are killed.

I used the PRISMA APP to transform this little sparrow.

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BETHESDA FOUNTAIN in Central Park

The Bethesda Angel looks her best in the summer……….  her pool  is filled with water lillies.

In 1868, Emma Stibbens was given the commission to design the largest fountain in NYC..  She was the first woman in New York City to receive such a commission.

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CENTRAL PARK PEOPLE having fun in the Sun

Every moment spent in Central Park is full of amusement Clowns……dancers………singers………artists……………..brides and grooms………dog walkers……….a little bit of everything.


PIG-OUT day in MANHATTAN

IT was a fun day.  Tastings were $5 and $7……..I did the PIG thing.  For $100 VIP PASS you could taste it all.  I did NOT pig out!

But I did go for the PIG HEAD.…..took me back to my childhood days on the farm in Clarkesville Georgia.

The PIG OUT took place in Madison Square Park on 23rd street.

A stroll in CENTRAL PARK today

After lunch at the boat house we strolled over to theBethesda Fountain……and met this sweet couple from Australia………..Jayde and John.  She has been to NYC four times……..this is John’s first visit.

The weather was fantastic.  The geese…….the tulips…..the sketch artists………the “bubble boy”………the brides…….the turtles……….and thousands of tourist……….all enjoying Central Park.

NYC has BUDDED and BLOOMED

CENTRAL PARK is ablaze with blossoms…….Cherry and Apple.

Artists capture the beauty………

The ELDORADO TOWERS get a great view of the reservoir.