Central Park is truly marvelous. Within a few steps into the Park (when you’ve been in New York as long as we have, you drop the ‘Central’), the noise of NYC vanishes and we literally felt like we were in another world!
We traversed the full length of the 47- block (rough calculation) space, with some stops along the way for some rest, pictures, and even just for fun!
We first visited the Alice and Wonderland Memorial in the Park and headed over to the Bethesda Terrace (where the final scene of Avengers was filmed) to listen to some street musicians where there *might* have even been a spontaneous dance break.
Finally, we stopped at Strawberry Fields, the memorial to John Lennon, who was gunned down very close to that spot in 1980. It was a wonderful example of a memorial, with guitar players singing Beatles tracks and just having a great time!
Afterwards, we walked to the south end of the Park down to Fifth Avenue, the shopping playground for the rich! After about 45 minutes of the students shopping at the Fao Schwarz (a massive toy store, featuring that big piano from the movie Big – not sure if it’s called the big piano because of the movie Big, or for its massive size, or both – in retrospect I probably should have asked).
We’re now on our way to dinner before an evening show at the world famous Carnegie Hall! Let’s get some culture up in this trip tonight!