Sunday, April 15, 2007

Central Park: Benches

Central Park encompasses over 843 acres (3.41 sq km) of public space and stretches over 2.5 miles (4 km) long and 0.5 miles (0.8 km) wide. The park was created in 1853 based on the same concept of public space as the Bois de Boulogne in Paris and the Hyde Park in London. Today is it one of the most beloved and expensive piece of land in New York City.

This photo was taken at the lower east sector of the Central Park. There are probably miles of benches scattered all over the park for visitors to sit and enjoy the outdoors.

15 comments:

Lavenderlady said...

Nicely lined up...those rings are just stacked in there!

dijah said...

I like the perspective!Way to go!It feels like going through a tunnel.

Abraham Lincoln said...

It does remind me of a tunnel. Nice job on the photo.

Abraham Lincoln

Jing said...

very wonderful angle.
:))
i am thinking if i put a finger ahead of the lens...???
hee hee...
nice shot indeed.

nice sunday

jing
shanghai daily photo

Dsole said...

central park... it must be a beautiful place! And this perspective is great, I also think of a tunnel first!

Paz said...

Love this shot (love all your shots, actually!)! If only the benches could talk. I'm sure there have been lots of action around them. ;-))

Paz

Gerald England said...

I agree too about the lovely perspective. I shall look at a few of our benches that might be worth trying a similar treatment on.

Delta Movies said...

Ahhhh...central park. Is there any better? The immensity of the park, attention to landscape design and architectural detail, and the diversity of people and cultures at almost any one time reminds me of the more beautiful possiblities of this country.

One must experience it to understand.

My personal fav. is the Bethesda Fountain and lake area.

With I were there.

Auf Wiedersehn!

Bri
www.DeltaMovies.com

tigerfish said...

Where is the train or tube? ;p

Sally said...

Looking pretty cold still in NYC! Last Memorial Say weekend i lay on the grass snoozing in Central Park....pretty hot! So hope spring springs soon.

Belinda said...

What a brilliant photo. Congrats to you Ming!

Whoever was responsible for installing those benches did a great job too - so perfectly aligned! ;o)

Kate said...

Unusual glimpse of a common subject, one which I love! Good job!!

edwin s said...

I suka gila this shot! Macam tunnel vision like that :)

stilettoheights said...

I love this, it almost looks architectural, very vast.

Chris & Deb said...

very cool perspective!! I hope some day to visit Central Park!