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September 7th, 2005 – by: missandrea81
So another one hour subway ride from Brooklyn to upper Manhattan on the F train. We got off at Lexington Ave and 63rd street. We crossed the street to get to Central Park. Finally there we walked past a statue of Shakespeare and along an alley of trees, went by a stage for outdoor plays that are held here in the summertime. Saw a bunch of people flying by on roller blades, which you can rent somewhere.
After taking a couple of wrong turns and walking around in circles we found the pond.
After a while I noticed that there was turtles sitting all around the edge of the water, in trees, on rocks, sticking their necks in the air to catch the last few warm rays of light of the season. That's when I took the camera back over and took some decent pictures of the surrounding buildings peeking over the tree line and of course the little turtles too.
We had the boat for a full hour and didn't make it all the way to the end. Probably because I was a little rusty on my rowing skills as well and we wasted at least 15 minutes when my hubby was trying to turn the boat around. *hahaha*
All I can say is, you wouldn't believe how peaceful it is in Central Park. You can barely hear the traffic that is all around it. You have a great view of the surrounding buildings as for example the Essex House.
We took a different path out of the park and came out on the other side at the Columbus Circle. Hopped on the subway and went back to Brooklyn. So we really only saw the lower part of Central Park on this occasion. There's lots more to see, so I will be back soooooon! :-)
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