Monday, May 24, 2010
the idea of central park blows my mind on a daily (okay, maybe weekly) basis. it's 843 acres in the middle of manhattan and the designers of this city could have easily built a 10 or even 100 acre park and called it a day. thank goodness they didn't. i think we owe a lot of it to olmsted, one of my favorite people and the father of landscape architecture. i also love how well they have preserved his original plan. we walked around for a couple hours and saw maybe one tenth of the park.