Saturday, May 12, 2007

The Lake & The Boathouse in Central Park

This is The Boathouse Restaurant seen from across The Lake in Central Park. The photo was taken a few steps away from the Bethesda Fountain from yesterday.

Central Park used to have a notorious reputation because of the crime rates in the city. But in the last decade or so, the park has become a very safe place to visit even late in the evening. However, I don't suggest anyone hanging out there after midnight.

Bethesda Fountain in Central Park

The Bethesda Fountain is probably the most iconic and recognizable structure in Central Park. The fountain, which was designed by Emma Stebbins in 1686 and unveiled to the public in 1873, has an 8-foot female winged angel on the top and four 4-foot cherubs representing Temperance, Purity, Health and Peace at the bottom. It is located just north of 74th Street in the middle of the park.

North of the the Bethesda Fountain is The Lake, a huge body of water where one can rent canoes and floating bicycles for an afternoon of recreational activities. The Lake is extremely popular among young couples in love who are looking to spend a romantic afternoon together. As a matter of fact, Central Park is one of the most romantic places to visit in New York City. I have taken some of my dates here for a nice walk after a romantic dinner.

So what are some of the most romantic things you have done for your significant other?