Central Park: The Northern Areas

Well, some of them anyway. I have been doing several walk throughs of areas of Central Park I don’t normally visit. I started up by Cathedral Pkwy (110th St) on the Northwest corner of the park. It’s very hilly up there, so if you are planning to start on the Northeast side or closer to the middle of the park, I suggest walking along 110th St instead of through the park.

A line of benches seen at a tilted angle at the NW entrance to the park.

A line of benches seen at a tilted angle at the NW entrance to the park.

The western side has all the hills and a few landmarks (ie: The Blockhouse) but if you walk over to the eastern side you get the skating rinks along with Harlem Meer.

The northern boat house of Harlem Meer.

The northern boat house of Harlem Meer.

From Harlem Meer you can follow the water through the Loch and into the Pool. Along the way you will see many interesting sights including Huddlestone Arch and Glen Span Arch.

Is this the end or the beginning?

Is this the end or the beginning?

Will you walk under Huddlestone Arch?

Will you walk under Huddlestone Arch?

The Loch with the setting sun.

The Loch with the setting sun.

Another wooden bridge - looks like something out of an English faery-tale.

A wooden bridge (found all over the park) – looks like something out of an English faery-tale.

Wooden bridge over a waterfall (with the Glen Span Arch in the background).

Wooden bridge over a waterfall (with the Glen Span Arch in the background).

A view of the Glen Span Arch.

A view of the Glen Span Arch.

The small waterfall and the lagoon.

The small waterfall and the lagoon.

The northern pond.

The northern pool.

Nice reflection huh?

Nice reflection huh?

Around the pool you will find many nice places to sit courtesy of many normal park benches as well as several specially made ones that match the bridges seen above.

The shadowed bench.

The shadowed bench.

The shadowed bench - a different view.

The shadowed bench – a different view.

The bench under the tree.

The bench under the tree.

From there I headed south and eventually reached the Reservoir – a favorite place for joggers.

At the side of the reservoir.

At the side of the reservoir.

South of the reservoir leads you back over by the Delacorte and into the Ramble, which I have covered in an earlier post, so we shall leave you with a few images of just south of the reservoir.

Under the gnarled tree.

Under the gnarled tree.

My favorite archway in the park.

My favorite archway in the park – found in the Ramble.

Next week: I don’t normally show pics of people on here, even though I have been doing photography for friends for headshots, engagements, and other events/uses. So the next entry will be some candids of people around NYC (not from the above mentioned projects, just random moments I saw while walking around that involve people).

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About nsantasier

I am an actor, fight choreographer, playwright, and photographer based in and around NYC. I shoot on a Canon Rebel XS with either a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens or a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom lens as they are the only lenses I currently own.
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