Central Park

New York City

Central Park

Established in 1857 on 778 acres in Manhattan, New York City. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the Park now totals 843 acres.

Bethesda Terrace, Arches & Fountain

Bethesda Terrace and Fountain from across The Lake. One of the first structures to have been built in Central Park, completed 151 years before this photo.

The mustard-coloured stone is New Brunswick sandstone.

A harder stone is used for the cappings.

The two grand staircases have granite stairs and landings.

Bethesda Fountain was designed by Emma Stebbins in 1868 and unveiled in 1873. Stebbins was the first woman to receive a public commission for a major work of art in New York City.

The arches of the Bethesda Terrace are a popular spot for busking and for wedding pictures.

The tiles of the ceiling of the arcade were removed in 1987, cleaned, restored and reinstalled in 2007.

The voice of an angel

The Lake and the Loeb Boathouse

The Loeb Boathouse houses a restaurant overlooking The Lake. It was designed in 1874, destroyed in 1950, and rebuilt in 1954. Rowboats and kayaks are rented on an hourly basis.

All photos (c) Elena Galey-Pride, except this page, which is a photo of Elena Galey-Pride by Sherry Galey. www.winestains.ca @winestains1 on Instagram #epixtrips October 21, 2014

  • sherralee

    Wonderful! I love how you featured the work of Emma Stebbins -- the fountain designer.

  • richardbangs

    Go Emma. Did you rent a boat?

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