Take A Stroll In Central Park

For those of you who would love to visit Central Park but are unable to do so, Google maps has expanded their services now to cover a lot of previously uncovered paths in the park. Of course its not the same as actually being there, but its the next best thing. So come along and take a stroll in one of the greatest parks in the world!  Hope you enjoy it!

 

Gondola Boat Ride In Central Park

The Loeb Boat House in Central Park offers gondola rides at the pond for up to six people in a boat. This is definitely one of the most romantic things you can do with with your special someone while in New York. From the pond you can enjoy the unique combination of Central Park’s lush green forest against the backdrop of the stunning Manhattan skyline all at the same time. On a calm evening The San Remo apartment building reflects beautifully off of the pond’s surface. Past and present residents of the San Remo include such famous personalities as Tiger Woods, Steven Spielberg, Demi Moore, Glenn Close, Dustin Hoffman, Bono, Steve Martin, Bruce Willis. Rita Hayworth spent her last years there, alongside her daughter, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan. Bono bought his apartment from Steve Jobs for $14.5 million.

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Central Park Spring Blossom – Part II

Here is another post from my favorite place in NYC, especially during the Spring: the Central Park! I try to make a walk to the park at least once a week. On each visit I notice how one blossom has come to an end only to make room for some new flowers. The magnolia blossom is now pretty much over. The Yoshino Cherry Trees that were still blooming a week ago on the east side have made room to the Kwanzan Cherry bloom on the west side of the water reservoir. The ground under the trees is covered with the petals like virgin snow. My new favorite this Spring is the English Garden / Conservatory Garden on the east side at 104th Street where a majority of these photos were taken. It is such a peaceful place to relax and meditate in this buzzing city. Now is the perfect time to get your portraits and head shots taken in the most beautiful place in the greatest city in the world. Contact me at juha (at) juhaphotography.com for pricing and availability. Take a look at my portfolio here. And don’t forget to smell the roses!

 

Per And Richa In Central Park

Had fun doing a photo shoot of a great looking couple in my favorite setting in New York, Central Park. April and May is the perfect time to get great portraits during the magnolia and cherry blossom season. Would you like your photos taken in Central Park by a professional photographer? Are you visiting New York and would like someone to capture professional quality photos of you while enjoying the park sites and  relaxed atmosphere of Central Park. Are you proposing, getting engaged or planning a wedding in New York City?  I can help you capture these important moments in high quality digital photos. If you’d like, I’ll turn your photos into a stunning custom designed photo album as well. Contact me at juha (at) juhaphotography.com for prices and availability.

Spring Blossom In Central Park

Spring time is my favorite time in Central Park. The Central Park Conservancy does such an excellent job taking care of the park’s 250 acres of lawns, 24,000 trees, 150 acres of lakes and streams and 80 acres of woodlands. April is the best time to enjoy the magnolia and cherry blossom. Last week I decided to walk around the whole park, starting from the south-east corner northward to Harlem and then walking back southward on the west side. I’ve never actually been north of the water reservoir so I really enjoyed visiting some new places, such the Conservatory Garden around 104th Street on the East side and the North Woods up in Harlem. Spring is also a fantastic time to spot some of the more than 200 species of birds that make their annual migration via New York. Central Park is the one place where you can distance yourself from the hustle and bustle of the metropolitan life without actually leaving the city.

A Day After the Snow Blizzard

We had a major snow blizzard here in New York City on February 9th, 2013. I took a long walk with my camera over the Brooklyn Bridge to the City Hall in Manhattan and the train from there to Central Park where I had some snow fun with my kids and thousands of other New Yorkers. Snow usually melts away in the city within a day or two, so you have to enjoy it while you can.