Friday, August 11, 2006

Central Park, July 2006

Well, after all that Pepto-Bismol pink in yesterday's post, I feel like I need some nature! So here we are, back in Central Park.

These were taken in The Ramble, the big wooded area in the middle of the park, where I went walking with my friends Rich and Luis a couple of weeks ago. The Ramble is mostly wilderness, and in places you can't see buildings or hear traffic. You'd never know you're in the middle of Manhattan.

A friend of mine once remarked that Manhattan would be unliveable without Central Park. It's funny - I sometimes go weeks without setting foot there. But just knowing it exists - an 840-acre rectangle of trees, squirrels, birds, lakes and even a rare coyote or wild turkey - makes a big difference.

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