Sunday, January 29, 2012

Rain, Fog and Snow

January 23 was Chinese New Year and since my boss is Chinese, he gave me the day off. I spent that extra day walking in Central Park. There weren't a lot of people in the park as we had our first snow fall of the year just two days before and there were still a lot of snow not cleared.  The park is beautiful with snow blanketing most of the grounds.

It was already raining a little bit when I entered the park at the northwest part near The Pool.  There were warning signs all over, good thing the ducks can't read :)

The benches look a little lonely with nobody sitting on them.

Passed by the small waterfall on my way to the reservoir.  

By the time I was near the Gothic Bridge, there was fog, too. Here's beautiful Gothic Bridge shrouded in fog ..

A loop around the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir is 1.58 miles. In good weather, it is full of people walking, running or just enjoying the view. On this rainy and foggy day, the path was nearly empty.

But the view is beautiful and peaceful.  This is looking at Central Park West, I can see the twin towers of the El Dorado standing tall.

The ducks and geese were enjoying the reservoir, too ..

Saw this family of ducks, don't know what type of ducks they are, though. Anyone?

I can also see the Reservoir fountain where the path curves ..

At the south end of the Reservoir, along the bridle path, are two more bridges. The SE Reservoir Bridge

and the SW Reservoir Bridge, too bad its beauty is covered by vehicles.

This was taken along the bridle path, there's a small booth near the East 90th St entrance. In good weather, it is manned by volunteers who can give answers or literature about the park.

The rain has fallen steadily and my hands were already numb from the cold so I decided to head home. Passed by the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater ..

and smiled at the beauty of The Lake as seen from Oak Bridge ..

Took the subway from the Museum of Natural History station, which was right across the park.  The tile mosaics there are beautiful, I guess that would be a blog for another day.


  1. Fantastic Photos! thank you very much, I love this park!!!!

  2. You're welcome and thank you for your comment. The park is beautiful no matter the weather. I love it too!