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During the summer, I like to visit Central Park and sit by the large lake. I enjoy the beautiful view and have fun feeding my turtle and fish friends. During my most recent visit, I was surprised to find a large chess tournament going on. It filled Bethesda Terrace, a spot that’s considered the heart of the park. Children from all over the city were competing, and I read that there were about 1,000 participants.

This view was taken from the top level of the terrace, looking down at both the fountain and, a little further back, the lake. The fountain is topped by a bronze sculpture called "Angel of the Waters". It was designed by Emma Stebbins, and was unveiled in 1873. Ms. Stebbins was the first woman to receive a public commission for a major work of art here in NYC. This lovely angel carries a lily in one hand, and with the other hand she reaches out to bless the water.

I didn’t have the quiet afternoon I was expecting, but I did meet lots of children, who were also excited to see the turtles and fish. :-) It’s not visible here, but there are actually steps at the edge of the lake where visitors can sit.

It was a day of surprises, since I also unexpectedly ran into a parade on Central Park East, right near one of the park’s main entrances. In the WS you can find out what kind of parade it was.

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  • Copyright: Brenda Elaine (worldcitizen) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1800 W: 289 N: 3589] (13260)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2018-09-15
  • Categories: Natura, Evento
  • Esposizione: f/3.1, 1/256 secondi
  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2018-09-20 11:33
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Points: 48
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