Photo by myself, in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
On our way over to the Brooklyn Museum of Art on Saturday, Mark and I passed by a fellow walking his pet, a long-eared rabbit, on a leash.
Many people have heard of Central Park, that many acre-ed space in the middle of Manhattan, designed by Frederick Law Olmstead.
Until this weekend, Mark and I hadn't really seen Prospect Park, another Olmstead park, in Brooklyn. We were surprised by how enormous the place was. (According to Wikipedia, Prospect Park is 585 acres large, compared to Central Park's 840+ acres).
Less manicured than Central Park and without the backdrop of tall buildings, Prospect Park rambles on and on. We walked by Little League games for kids of all ages, from teens to little ones who must have been around 5 or 6 years old.
There were couples sprawled out on the rolling lawns, people walking their dogs, people walking their rabbits (!), people throwing birthday parties at picnic tables complete with balloons and kites, people tending barbeques.
We exited the park to find a farmer's market in Grand Army Plaza, another Olmstead design. There were stalls offering homemade goat cheeses, baguettes, maple syrup and all else.
Mark and I wound up having a wonderful picnic lunch. We'll soon be back!
Lower photo by Mark, of the Little League games at Prospect Park.
Related posts: Out Getting Some Air and Keeping Your Dogs in a Row.