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Friday, August 19, 2011

Striking a Pose, in Central Park

Sun Salutation, Central Park
Photo by myself, in Central Park around 81st Street and Central Park West.

A group of yoga students practiced their sun salutations, Thursday night in Central Park.

In the background is the Belvedere Castle, a folly that was built in 1869 by Fredrick Law Olmstead when the park was designed. The two towers on the right belong to the San Remo, a luxury apartment building at Central Park West and 74th Street.

The land dips down in front of the castle into the Turtle Pond. Since the trees are all leafy, you can hardly tell you're in the middle of a city.

Belvedere castle currently houses programs for bird watching and astronomy. There are steps that wind around the castle to raised viewing platforms.


This week's Times has an article about touring around downtown New York.

The Travel Section periodically prints articles about spending 36 hours in various cities. This week's article focuses only on the area below 14th Street.

The list includes the new World Trade Center, the National Museum of the American Indian and various spots in TriBeCa.

For the Times article, click here.

Related posts: Sun Salutation, East Village, Sunday Morning, Along the East River and Balancing Act, in Bryant Park.


Pierre said...

Hi Kitty,

NY seems to be an amazing city. Building, gardens and castle. The madness of the crowd and zen of the yogis.

Beatrice B. said...

wow...looks so peaceful!!! I wanna join them!!!


biebkriebels said...

It is a nice photo with the castle, looks very fairytale and peaceful

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