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CENTRAL PARK: STRAWBERRY FIELDS, BETHESDA WALK AND THE RAMBLE
October 2, 2016


BRIEF RELATE

Central Park, designed in 1858 by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, is the masterpiece of landscape architecture and one of the best-known references of New York City.

It is a park of rectangular shape, with approximate dimensions of 4 km long by 800 m wide, and an area of 843 acres (341 hectares).





Throughout the park there are hills, forests, lakes, waterfalls and monuments, through an intricate network of paths and paths, which introduce us to an immense haven of peace, isolated from the mundane noises of traffic and intense activity. from some of the biggest cities in the world.


DESCRIPTION OF THE ROUTE
The route is a union of the itineraries known as Bethesda Walk and The Ramble, which allows us to get a good idea of what this great park represents, ending in front of the main entrance to the American Museum of Natural History.


BETHESDA WALK
Access to Central Park through the entrance located on Columbus Circle Square, at the intersection of Broadway with 8th Ave and W 59th St, to go to Strawberry Fields, on W 72 nd St, next to the Dakota building, where we started the Bethesda Walk trail, which we follow from west to east, highlighting the following points of interest.


Strawberry Fields
As soon as we started the tour we reached Strawberry Fields, the favorite place of John Lennon and Yoko Ono to walk through the park, located just in front of the Dakota building, his residence. After Lennon's murder, the city dedicated this land to his memory and named it Strawberry Fields for his song "Strawberry Fields Forever."





Yoko Ono is responsible for maintaining it through donations. In the center, a mosaic in black and white, with the word imagine , donated by the city of Naples, is the place where the faithful of the singer pay tribute.


The Lake
Opposite Bethesda Terrace, it extends along 8 blocks to the north of The Lake. Although it is not very large, its capricious forms make it seem larger than it really is.


The idea of the architects of the park was to use it as a skating rink in winter and to ride a boat during the summer. While the weather allowed it, you could skate on the lake, but with the construction of the Wollman Rink trail, the lake closed to skating in 1951.





Bow Bridge
The Bow Bridge is the most famous and elegant bridge in the park. It was built in 1862 by the architects of Central Park, Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted, using iron for the first time in their buildings, due to the high cost involved in making it in stone. It crosses The Lake uniting Cherry Hill and The Ramble.





Bethesda Fountain
At the height of 72nd Street and just at the southern end of the Mall, this square is located presided by a large fountain in the center of which stands the only statue projected by the architects of the park, made by the sculptor Emma Stebbins in 1873. The statue is called "Angel of the Waters" and celebrates the opening of the aqueduct that brought drinking water to New York in 1842.





Conservatory Water
This small pond located at the east end of the park, at the height of 72nd and 75th streets, is dedicated to the navigation of small sailing boats controlled by radio control.





At its northern end, and donated by George T. Delacort, stands a sculpture depicting "Alice in Wonderland." To the west, another story sculpture, this time dedicated to the writer Hans Christian Andersen, who is represented with an open book, sitting on a bench, and with a duck on his right that refers to his work "The ugly duckling".

During the summer months, story-reading fans gather around this sculpture. And in the coldest months of winter, the water level of the pond is lowered, specifically, to facilitate ice skating.


Alice in Wonderland
In 1959 the philanthropist George Delacorte commissioned this bronze statue as a gift for the children of New York City.


It is the favorite sculpture of children, who constantly climb on top of it and explore its various forms and hidden spaces. Over the years, thousands of tiny hands have polished its surface resulting in a soft patina.





THE RAMBLE
Using the words of the Central Park designer, Frederick Law Olmsted, The Ramble in a "wild garden" with an area of 36 acres, designed as a quiet place, where visitors can walk along an extensive network of paths between leafy tree formations and a thriving wildlife habitat.





It is one of the first areas of the park that were built and there are still some trees that date from the time they were planted in 1859.





Due to its location on the migratory bird flight route of the Atlantic, The Ramble is the main birding center of the park. More than 230 species have been sighted, and more than 40 remain in the park throughout the year.
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2 comments

  • Photo of maicaestelles

    maicaestelles Oct 17, 2016

    Menudo paseo! Fantástico. Solamente conocía la zona del mosaico de "imagine", dedicado a Lenon. La de historias que habran ocurrido en ese parque...

  • Photo of ignacio.ds

    ignacio.ds Oct 17, 2016

    Imagínate.... un rectángulo de más tres millones cuatrocientos mil metros cuadrados, en plena ciudad!
    Sólo basta con echar una ojeada a la foto de la vista del parque desde el Rockefeller Center.
    Por lo demás, es un lugar muy visitado cualquier día de la semana y, en especial, los domingos, que es cuando se muestra en plena ebullición.
    Un abrazo.

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