After my post about the New York City Easter Parade, I’m continuing with the springtime theme here at Travel Rinse Repeat. In the vein of my photo essays from Louisiana State University and the Santa Barbara Mission, this week I’m bringing you my favorite photos of Central Park. I was specifically looking for scenes that epitomized springtime in New York City – a great time to visit.
Of course, the park is beautiful in any season, but it really comes to life in April and May. New Yorkers are eager to get out of the cramped apartments and offices that they’ve been hibernating in and flock to the park in droves on the first warm and sunny days of the year.
It’s also a popular time for visitors, but then again, when isn’t it in New York City? I hear more foreign languages spoken in the park than anywhere else I go in the city – on this visit alone I overheard French, Chinese, German, Spanish, Dutch, and an indecipherable language that was obviously Scandinavian in origin.
I took way too many photos on my morning walk in the park, and I’ve selected my favorites to share with you below.
Though the park has a famous ice skating rink in the winter, it is the thawed out water features that attract visitors in the spring and summer.
The grey squirrels are a fixture in Central Park. Living right in the middle of the in the largest city in America, they seem to have lost their fear of humans. Skinny from the winter, this squirrel was on the hunt for his next meal.
Much like the city itself, Central Park is full of bridges and tunnels. I found this tunnel especially beautiful and apparently other photographers did as well. Right after I finished taking this picture, a couple walked in to have some of their engagement photos taken in the same spot.
Now it’s your turn. In the comments, tell me which photo (or photos) you like the most. And to make it more interesting, I want to see your favorite photos of springtime too. Include a link to your favorite image representing the season. I’ll feature the best in the next edition of the Travel Rinse Repeat Roundup. And if you run a website, I’ll be sure to give you some link love as well.