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Monday, June 19, 2006

Conservatory Water


In the original plans for Central Park, a large conservatory was planned for this area. However, budget cuts forced the planners to redesign it and they used the model boat ponds of Paris as a model. For this reason, it is commonly referred to as the Model Boat Pond (boating activities will be featured in tomorrow's posting). The area is surrounded by some of the most special trees in the park, a large stand of Lebanon Cedars, and a concentration of Japanese cherry trees which bloom intensely in the spring. It is a romantic spot and features in many stories and films placed in NYC, and many personal stories of the inhabitants. It is also a place that attracts a number of unusual an interesting birds. There is a large boreal owl in residence in the woods next to the pond -- the area around the pond is a favorite for many bird watchers ... surprising that so much wildlife exists in the midst of a large city. This pond truly deserves a visit - on a nice day it is so relaxing and bucolic. It's always reminded me of Seurat's Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte ...

8 comments:

Rob said...

Nice post. I've heard New York has a lot of very surprising wildlife hidden away

Edwin Sumun said...

what a lovely view of the park!

luggi said...

Nice to see the change of seasons in all these city photo blogs.

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