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Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

THE POND: CENTRAL PARK, NYC





The Pond in Central Park is an oasis in the middle of New York City | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


 Would you rather be a big fish in a small pond,
or little fish in a big pond?

Both can be good, depending on the situation, of course. 


There are times when it's good to be anonymous........
lost in a sea of people;
and other times when the close-knit community 
where everyone knows your name feels just right.

I'm grateful to have the best of both worlds........
I live in a small town,
but have easy access to New York City 
when I need some cultural stimulation. 


 As much as I love the Big Apple, it can be overbearing. 
The traffic, hordes of people, and honking horns can all be a bit too much. 
Thankfully, if you know where to look,
there are oases to be found right in the heart of the city, 

In the southeast corner of Central Park, 
just off Fifth Avenue and Central Park South
is a pretty little pond, called...........
The Pond.  
New Yorkers are nothing if not clever. 😉

Although buses and taxis are whizzing by just above,
it's a surprisingly peaceful and quiet sanctuary situated below street level, 
with Manhattan's skyscrapers looming overhead. 

Last week, I had an hour to kill before meeting my BFF 
for our annual joint birthday celebration.
I ducked into the park and made my way to The Pond.
 It was late afternoon, and fall was just starting to show its colors.

At first, I admired The Pond from above,
while standing on Gapstow Bridge,
and then I made my way down to sea level. 

I'm quite fond of The Pond.


The Pond in Central Park is an oasis in the middle of New York City | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes





The Pond in Central Park is an oasis in the middle of New York City | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


The Pond in Central Park is an oasis in the middle of New York City | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


The Pond in Central Park is an oasis in the middle of New York City | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


The Pond in Central Park is an oasis in the middle of New York City | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


The Pond in Central Park is an oasis in the middle of New York City | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
Gapstow Bridge

The Pond in Central Park is an oasis in the middle of New York City | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


The Pond in Central Park is an oasis in the middle of New York City | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


The Pond in Central Park is an oasis in the middle of New York City | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


The Pond in Central Park is an oasis in the middle of New York City | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


The Pond in Central Park is an oasis in the middle of New York City | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes





PS: I will announce the winner of my giveaway in the next post!

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11 comments:

  1. I never knew about The Pond! A must stop on our next trip. In the meantime I have to have a talk with my husband about why he never mentioned The Pond!

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  2. What a nice little place tucked away in the middle of crazy! Tell me something....do you see a lot of homeless and/or vagrants/druggies in the park on any given visit? Do police patrol? We live in a small town, but it is our state's capital city, and we are getting inundated with transient vagrants, many of the criminal and addicted kind. It's sad. I would expect it in NYC, San Fran or LA, but not here. Just curious...

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  3. Beautiful photos and you are such a good story teller.

    Just went to NY for my infusion. I am not a fan of going to the City. Even when I was healthy enough to walk around it's too much for me. Too many people and now it's too many people walking and texting.

    What's up with that? Put the phone in your pocket for 10 minutes

    Have a super weekend

    Cindy

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  4. This is one of my favorite spots in the city! The last time I was there was during the summer and it was a heat wave because we had family visiting from Europe. It was so pretty visiting the same spot as you did and I enjoyed watching people riding in the boats. I enjoyed looking at your pretty photos Amy!
    Julie

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  5. Your photos are just stunning. I've visited in the spring, summer and winter. I think I need an autumn visit!

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  6. It's just like two worlds at one place.Superb.

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  7. Lovely shots. Be in NYC for a long layover later this month; hoping to see Central Park again.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  8. Such a calm and serene place to just sit for hours... I visited New York in 2011, though I visited Central park, but I think I didn't visit this very pond.

    https://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com/

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  9. What a beautiful post -so much to see in NYC! We don't get in there nearly enough but I love it when I do! Thanks for linking up to Take Me Away again!
    Shelley

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