An iconic bridge in the North Woods
New York City is a city of landmarks, each of them a monument to engineering and daring. The Empire State Building. The Statue of Liberty. The Brooklyn Bridge. The George Washingtion Bridge. Even Central Park. Many people may not realize that New York’s garden jewel is a wholly artificial ecosystem, a meticulously drained and erigated swampland turned picturesque park. Despite it’s man made nature, it remaines deeply evocative of nature and naturalism and a New York City highlight attraction. A while back I was in one of my favorite parts of Central Park, the North Woods, a fugacious forest of oak, maple, and ash that encourages exploration. Spend sometime wandering, the rewards are plenty, and you will come upon beautiful rustic structures: benches, oak bridges, and gazebos all built from trees that have been pruned or removed from the park, none is wasted.
Wisteria arbor near 72nd street and Central Park West