|Chilling on Cedar Hill on the east side of Central Park between 76th and 79th Streets|
This is by way of saying that Central Park is the great convener, providing the common ground for the two storied sides of the island to mull about together.
In the springtime, Central Park is particularly colorful, especially during the warmer days of May. The pastels of April give way to bright oranges, reds, blues, and purples. Tulips are everywhere. The migration of colorful warblers and other elusive birds adds extra excitement for the many bird watchers who gather in the park. Near Belvedere Castle and the Delacorte Theater, the Shakespeare Garden is bountifully populated with vibrant flowers and a legion of photographers attempting to capture the height of the garden's ephemeral moments.
|birdwatching at Turtle Pond|
|Belvedere Castle. Climb the stairs for sweeping views of Turtle Pond, the Great Lawn, and the Delacorte Theatre.|
The walk in Central Park itself includes the spectacle of springtime crowds gathered in the wide open spaces of Cedar Hill and Turtle Pond. What you're witnessing is the annual spring migration of New Yorkers flying their coops and heading to a favorite meeting spot and playground.
|Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre|
Images by Walking Off the Big Apple from Sunday, May 3, 2015.
|End of the walk. Resting under flowering trees on the south side of the American Museum of Natural History, W. 77th Street|
See previous post, A Walk by Design: The Cooper Hewitt and a Stroll in Central Park, for a similar east-to-west walk along the Reservoir about ten blocks north of here.
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