|Conservatory Water, Central Park, July 2010.|
|The Pond, Central Park, looking to the southeast corner of 59th St. and Fifth Avenue. July 2010.|
|lawn to the east of the Bethesda Terrace, Central Park. July 2010.|
|Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, Central Park. July 2010|
From A week in New York by Ernest Ingersoll, 1891:
|Sheep Meadow, Central Park|
While many museums sit along the northern reaches of the park in the area known as Museum Mile, this suggested self-guided stroll is designed for visitors to the Whitney, Frick, or even MoMA (to the south). Begin with the museum visit followed by a 2-mile walk in the park.
View For the Flâneurs: After the Museums, A Walk in Central Park in a larger map
The freely drawn line on the map merely suggests a few points of interest in Central Park - the Conservatory (sailboats), the Boathouse (a proper flâneur would stop for a drink), the Bethesda Terrace (sublime vistas), the Sheep Meadow (for a gander at the bathers), the carousel, and the Pond. Stopping at the zoo to watch animal antics is entirely optional.
From New York City standard guide: a new and complete handbook for visitors to New York, and for New Yorkers, Foster & Reynolds, 1901
Read the related post, A Walk in the Ramble.
Images: Contemporary images of Central Park by Walking Off the Big Apple from July 31, 2010, following a visit to the Whitney Museum.