Are you humming yet? Hope so.
This past weekend we spent the afternoon of James’s birthday scrambling around Central Park.
We took the 4/5 up to 86th Street and stopped by the Dean & Deluca at Madison & 85th—which is a good place to know about if you’re in the neighborhood and have a hankering for some hot soup or warm quiche or coffee or fancy bonbons or all of the above—before heading to the park to get lost for a little while.
We walked south and decided that early November might be the best time of year to climb to the top of Belvedere Castle to take a peep at those golden and orange leaves. And so we did. Next time you hear those WNYC broadcasters letting you know that right now it’s sunny in New York City; 49 degrees in Central Park, think of Belvedere Castle, where diligent meteorologists have been tracking the weather since 1919.
When we climbed back down again we snuck off to the Ramble, which surely is the most beautiful, utterly contrived bit of nature you’ll ever stumble upon. Apart from the bedrock, the entire 36-acre section of the park was artificially created, designed by that old so-and-so Frederick Law Olmstead to mimic what we like to call in our family, natural booty. It’s a little “wild garden” complete with ponds and paths and bridges and the equivalent of adult-sized fairy houses. This time of year it’s total magic.
Belvedere Castle & The Ramble
Mid-Park, 72nd – 79th Streets
i am crying !
All your posts are such an inspiration! I love your beautiful home and the pictures of you and your family are gorgeous.
these are so lovely, friend.
I love seeing NY in the fall. it sounds churlish to say it, but here in Paris, the colors just aren't anywhere near as beautiful. I went on a walk today, and it was nice, but no colors like these! Thank you for sharing.
I was in NYC last year at this time, and these pictures of Central Park take me right back! Love it!
Stunning pictures, and I love this new series. It's my favorite type of post to read from bloggers I love, because we really get to see parts of the city that us out-of-towners would never think to look for. Thanks for sharing!
One day I will walk through the crunchy autumn leaves in Central Park – it's on the wish list! Beautiful post! Katie x
These are gorgeous photos!
Such lovely photographs!
What a gem Central Park is in the middle of NYC! In all the time I've spent in the city, I am sorry to say I've spent little time exploring the Park. Thanks for the links. I want to learn more about what the Park has to offer. Love your photos too!
Beautiful! Fall has just started to hit Cannes and I love it 🙂
Where is your coat from?
Thanks! It's from RMTL sponsor, Bridge & Burn
Oh wow, what beautiful pictures – as a person who has only seen the city in movies I am very much smitten with your gorgeous autumn shots. It not only allows me to keep those rather fantastical thoughts about NY but also adds a lovely local feel to it. Thank you for sharing – you should consider writing tour books for people visiting the city as you know so many gorgeous nooks and delightful crannies 🙂
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