Sat, 21 May 2005

Central Park

I took this photo while flying from Newark to Ottawa in early April. I was actually over West 145th Street and Amsterdam Avenue when I took this picture, but at that height, you see a few miles off your flight path even if you look "straight down". You can see Central Park in the center-right of the photo. The large building in the center-left of the park is the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

From north to south (in the photo, from lower left to upper middle), you can see the south end of Ward Island (and the foot bridge connecting it to midtown Manhattan, the Triborough Bridge, Roosevelt (formerly Welfare) Island (long thin island in the East River), the Queensboro Bridge also known as the 59th Street Bridge, subject of my favorite Simon and Garfunkel tune, The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin Groovy)(first 10 seconds) and the rest is lost in the haze of that day.

If you have NASA World Wind installed, you can see the same view.

Central Park from the north (Thumbnail)

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