April 3, 2011
One of the most interesting destinations in New York is, of course, the Central Park. It's a place that's known for its unique charisma. If you've never seen a kids' movie called A Simple Wish, you should borrow it to see where my magical impression of the Central Park came from.
In the beginning, we walked around the Central Park in search of the Frick Collection. That museum is not as well-known as the MOMA or the Metropolitan. However, if you want to see three Vermeers (!!!) and many other famous paintings, that's where you should go.
Along the way, we passed by the historic Plaza hotel, which now has private residences. Here are some of the colourful characters we saw as we walked.
What tourist spot is without artists who draw caricatures and portraits? Also, what place is without a flock of young girls, who take photos of each other next to each monument and tree?
The weather was unpredictable the whole day, mostly with grey clouds. At the very end, though, the sun came out and illuminated everything.
All the buildings in this post are located around the Central Park.
One of my friends, who has lived in New York for 30 years, says that something's always going on there. Behind this cab, with the cameras strapped to it, were several police cars.
Here is the Frick Collection. Inside this building, we were not allowed to take photos (even though the flash). We were very carefully supervised at all times. The collection made a huge impression on me.
Then we went into the Central Park, where we were greeted by enormous bubbles.
The weather was getting better and better at the end of the day. The shadows from the branches on the ground were fantastic.
This couple was embracing not just for a moment, but for the entire time we could see them.
The second photo is of my and my husband's shadows, although, in real life, we are quite normally-legged people.
We got to the place in the park that is dedicated to John Lennon.
This is the "imagine" sign, which is decorated with fresh roses.
We passed by the house by which Lennon had been killed.
After that, we went in the direction of the nighttime Broadway. New Yorkers are so lucky to be able to visit such a park.