Photo by myself at 59th Street and Central Park South.
It was slightly misty, Wednesday morning. The tops of tall buildings in seemed to disappear into nothingness.
Flowering trees are planted at this rotary, near the Plaza Hotel. Behind me and to the right, is Central Park.
Wednesday night, I came home late from work. Mark was watching a new documentary about Fredrick Law Olmstead.
The Olmstead Legacy tells the story of America's greatest landscape designer and his impact on America's cities.
I only got to catch the last 15 minutes of the 1-hour documentary, but the message was clear: survival was tough 150 years ago, Olmstead was a workaholic and he was a passionate landscape architect. In all, Olmstead's office completed over 500 projects.
It was nice to hear that Olmstead considered Prospect Park, in Brooklyn, his finest park (!). The Long Meadow in Prospect Park is also the longest unbroken green stretch in any American park. It is almost a mile long.
I learned a bunch during what little I saw of the documentary, which was done in the style of Ken Burns. I'm not sure how long this will be available, but you can actually watch the entire film on the Channel 13 site here.
For more about the The Olmstead Legacy, click here.
For the Times review, click here.
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