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Central Park

The Loch goes over these falls into The Pool in The Grotto. Based on that, I'll name them The Falls.

Looking west along The Pool, toward the northwest corner of The Park. I mean "the park."

Making my way south along West Drive, I get a view of places more imaginatively named: The El Dorado (1931, early Art Deco), Brookford Apartments (1912, Neo-Renaissance), and The Ardsley (1931), from left to right along Central Park West. I guess I should stop making fun of Central Park's names. It's in a city where every street is just numbered.

More views of the El Dorado towers.

Switching sides of the park, The Dairy was built in 1871 along the 66th Street Transverse as a refreshment stand, offering ice cream as well as non-dairy items.

The Naumberg Bandstand was built as a classical music venue in 1923. It's now just a shell, but at least it's not The Bandstand.

Eagles and Prey, depicting two birds fighting over one goat, was sculpted in 1850 by Frenchman Christophe Fratin, and found its way to Central Park in 1863 thanks to one Gordon Burnham. Despite the delay, it is the oldest sculpture in any NYC park.

Mr. Burnham really liked this park, because he donated Daniel Webster to it in 1876.

Finishing where we started, at a pond. Well, this one's larger, so it's called The Lake. Not joking. Perspective is from Wagner Cove, looking east at the famous Bow Bridge.

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