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Central Park New York Photowalk

November 18th, 2012 @ 9:44am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

In Vancouver, Stanley Park is a close to a “Happy Place” as I can find. Forest trails, hidden creeks that come alive after a rain shower, and sweeping views of the North Shore. It’s full of life but it’s peaceful at the same time. So, when I come to New York, I always go for a stroll in Central Park (which is actually just a tad smaller than Stanley Park).

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View of Central Park from the Top of the Rock

We entered from the south, off West 59th, and went past the outdoor ice rink, which is apparently the largest of its kind on the East Coast. Grey squirrels dashed around among fallen leaves and toppled trees, which appeared to be victims of Superstorm Sandy’s winds just a few weeks ago. It’s a little-known fact that Stanley Park’s grey squirrels originated from New York. In 1909, eight pairs of grey squirrels were given to Vancouver from New York, for Stanley Park.

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My mother and I are in New York all week and since she’s never been to the Big Apple, I knew we had to start out with a walk in the park. There’s so much to see, you get a sense of the city (with a healthy mix of locals and tourists) and it’s absolutely free.

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4 comments

  1. Ross Craig says:

    Beautiful photos, I have been to NY City and Vancouver, but I never went to the parks. I am hoping to visit NY City in the Spring, but this time I will spend a day in Central Park.

  2. Liquid says:

    Absolutely amazing. The only central park I’ve been to is the one in Burnaby lol. Really want to visit NY now :0)

  3. jake says:

    Nice pics. Central Park is a beauty. Check out the High Line Park too if you have time – different, but a significan new urban place, I was in NYC a few weeks ago – yummy eats I sampled: Buvette, Red Farm, Momofuku Noodle Bar.

    Cheers

  4. kathy3003@hotmail.com says:

    Omy gosh..those pictures bring back alot of memories..I went to New York about 10 years ago and loved it..
    I think about going with my guy or taking my girls..

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