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by Caroleann (subscribe)
I am a freelance writer living in Manly. I enjoy writing reviews for Weekend Notes. I enjoy the outdoors and anything to do with the water. My interests are travel, Live Theatre,The Ballet and Restaurants that serve delicious innovative food.
Published November 20th 2014
Boating on The Lake Central Park New York
I recently spent two weeks in New York on Vacation and loved the whole experience. I did a tour with a professional photographer through Central Park and found so many varied and beautiful things to photograph.

Central Park New York Skyline in Background
Central Park showing New York Sky line

Central Park is situated in Manhattan and was officially opened in 1857 and sits on 778 acres of city owned land. It is known as the lungs of the city and is the one of the most famous parks in the world. Central park offers residents a tranquil place for rest and recreation.

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A couple boating on the lake in Central Park New York

The tour I did is run by Free Tours by Foot in New York. This photography tour runs on a Friday morning at 10 am and you pay whatever you think the tour was worth at the end. You only pay what you can afford. I found the guide very helpful as he gave me advice on how best to take some imaginative photos.

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Photo taken on photographic tour of Central Park

While walking through Central Park you will see lovely bridges, attractive green spaces and flowers growing freely. This all contributes to making your visit a more enjoyable relaxing experience.

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A bridge in Central Park

floral display in Central Park
A human hand touches a floral display in Central Park.

Central Park in itself is a example of environmental excellence.The larger part of the maintenance is done by the Park Conservancy a private non profit Organisation. Thanks to many corporations, businesses and individuals who have invested three quarters of the $700 million dollars to date.The rest has been given by the city of New York.

This is an amazing contribution and adds up to being a $57 million dollar annual operating budget.

cycling in Central Park
cycling in Central Park

These two pictures show some of the activities that people do in Central Park. Cycling is a common pass time and you will often see musicians or a wedding photographic session taking place.

A photographic wedding session Central Park
Wedding Party Central Park

There are some interesting places in Central Park. The famous Loab Boathouse restaurant sitting on the lake has some beautiful tranquil scenery around it. Dinning there is a very popular thing to do and it was full on the Tuesday I went with my niece for lunch

Loab Boat House restaurant Central Park New York
Scenes of the lake from the deck of The Loab Boat House Central Park

The food is good a little pricey but it almost feels a privilege to be there. This world famous restaurant is a must if you wish to experience the amazing variety of things Central Park has to offer.

I am having lunch at the Loab Boathouse Restaurant Central Park New York
Lunch at the Loab Boathouse Restaurant Central Park

As you keep exploring Central Park you will find Strawberry Fields, which is of course in memory of John Lennon. You can have your photo taken here as thousands of other visitors have before you.

Central Park strawberry fields John Lennon
Strawberry Fields,John Lennon memorial.

You may also come across someone fishing in the lake as we did on the tour. He was a real character a local who comes to Central Park a few times a week to catch a fish or two.The variety of things to see and do is amazing. Join this photography tour of Central Park and enjoy its many attractions under the guidance of a professional photographer. Once you get to know your way around you can go exploring on your own. You will come across people selling maps of Central Park. This will help you to find more hidden gems that are situated all over the park.

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Man fishing in Central Park.

Central Park Bridge Beautiful scene
A beautiful bridge in Central Park

If you are a visator to New York City try to go to Central Park more than once if you can. Your time will be well spent and you will have wonderful memories of its beauty.
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Why? A great experience
When: Autumn In Central Park
Where: New York City
Cost: What you think the tour is worth
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