Dec 23, 2011

Picture of the Day: Central Park from Above




central park new york city from above aerial view Picture of the Day: Central Park from Above

Photograph via Reddit


Central Park is a public park in the center of Manhattan in New York City, United States. The park initially opened in 1857, on 843 acres (3.41 km2) of city-owned land. In 1858, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux won a design competition to improve and expand the park with a plan they entitled the Greensward Plan. Construction began the same year and was completed in 1873.

The park, which receives approximately thirty-five million visitors annually, is the most visited urban park in the United States. While planting and land form in much of the park appear natural, it is in fact almost entirely landscaped. The park contains several natural-looking lakes and ponds that have been created artificially. [Source]

I was unable to source the photographer in the comments on Reddit or in a Tineye search. If you know who took this fantastic shot please let us know in the comments!