We had originally thought we'd be able to take in Chinatown and Central Park but we got a later start to our day and just decided to do Central Park and another stop then call it a day.
We took our usual way into the city and began at Port Authority Bus Terminal. From there, we took our first trip on a NYC subway. Though we'd traveled all over Seoul via subway, something about all the English signs and stops we could pronounce was intimidating with the NYC subway. But, we conquered it like pros!
We took the rail to the American Museum of Natural History where we crossed the street and entered the park at 79th St which was Mid Park on the west side.
Culture ok? Culture, not just history. We saw history last summer in DC!
Its turret is the highest point in the park with spectacular views!
Another spot in the park that we had on our list was the Alice in Wonderland statue.
We watch American Pickers. Frank and Mike picked the paper mache prototype to the cat in this statue once.
We thought hey, let's see the statue and check out the cat in the park!
We saw the Boathouse which reminded me of more than a few movies. 27 Dresses came to mind along with Stuart Little.
Under the arches of the above photo, we found these two guys playing classical music. It was mesmerizing to stand there and listen to them play.
Passing through we discovered a bride and groom in the midst of a photoshoot. What a lovely setting for portraits!
The park was beautiful, we strolled through for several hours and really enjoyed ourselves.
We finally reached "the city" and were amazed all over again at the differences in landscape from one side of the street to the next.
Though this is the middle of winter, the park was still beautiful. I can only imagine the wonder of it during the spring, summer and fall!