Postcard from Central Park

Postcard from Central Park

Whenever I feel a bit overwhelmed by the city’s unstoppable pace and sheer number of people, places and things–like millions of other New Yorkers–I head to Central Park. It’s an 1.317-square-mile oasis of relaxation and recreation: grassy fields, running paths, lakes filled with rowboats and ducks.

Leopard pants and pedicured toes in Central Park on a sunny day in New York City

I’ve visited Central Park in summer, fall and winter: in the sweltering sunshine, under the romantic reds and orange leaves, as the trees sway bare in the chilly wind. No matter what the temperature, it’s one of my favorite places in the city to take out my DSLR, read a book, take a quiet walk or catch up with friends. I already can’t wait to see the flowers and trees bloom in the spring!

Dog in Central Park on a cloudy day in New York City

Central Park in late fall in New York City

Central Park in winter in New York City

Green trees in Central Park in New York City

Bubbles in Central Park in fall in New York City

Central Park in fall in New York City

Central Park in fall in New York City

What’s your favorite photo of Central Park?

  • Central park is gorgeous in all seasons. I could never choose a favorite! 🙂

  • JulikaSarah

    Gorgeous! The park’s woods look so dense – it’s almost unbelievable that these photos were taken in one of the world’s biggest cities! I especially love the pictures with the crisp skies and the fall foliage!

  • I love the one of the fall leaves with the big rainbow bubble! And the one with the red leaves and the bridge. Absolutely gorgeous!

  • I like the one with the dog, very cute 🙂

  • Briel79

    I like the first pic! Looks like a nice spot to relax!

  • camorose

    Thank you! I’m so looking forward to spring 🙂

  • camorose

    I know, I’m always pleasantly surprised in the ramble in Central Park–it doesn’t feel like you’re in a big city at all!

  • camorose

    Thank you! Exploring Central Park in fall was the best 🙂

  • camorose

    That pup was a sweetheart! Love that shot.

  • camorose

    Perfect day to kick back with a magazine 🙂

  • Fall is my favorite season, I think I would die happy if I could wander around Central Park in the fall just once, with all those amazing trees!!

  • cosmoHallitan

    Central Park was always my favorite place in the city. I used to live on the Upper West Side and would go running around the reservoir in the evenings. It really is beautiful in every season as your lovely photos show. Thanks for sharing – and for making me homesick! 🙂

  • camorose

    Trying to enjoy it as much as possible while I can–so looking forward to spring!

  • Lesliedob1960

    I’m so sure you meant acres and not square miles that I’m not gonna mention it. God how I hate when people call me on silly mistakes, don’t you?
    Just starting to get to know you a little, what is a DLSR? I’m old, humor me. Plus wicked jealous, I’ve always wanted to live in NYC or London but spent my adulthood being Responsible in what I thought I should be doing instead of what I need to do for myself, trying to change that which is why I’m following people like you. Thanks for leading.

  • camorose

    Nope, actually I did mean square miles–Google it! A DSLR is a digital single lens reflex camera–essentially, one of those big cameras 🙂 Glad you found the blog, hope you enjoy it!

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