I was already in Central Park yesterday when the meeting I was going to was cancelled. Talk about serendipity! I had my new camera with me, as well as my cell phone, and I was in the northern part of the park, an area I’d been meaning to re-visit for a while. So I went to The Pool, over by West 103 Street and Central Park West.
Even though The Pool is clearly visible from the street, once down by its shores, it’s easy to forget it’s in the middle of New York City. The Pool is a rather small body of water by Central Park standards. There are weeping willows trailing their wispy branches into the water, a turtle was sunbathing on a rock, ducks were swimming around. This little fellow seemed quite comfortable being the subject of a photo shoot!
According to Central Park’s official website, the source of The Pool is a New York City drinking water pipe camouflaged by rocks. It cascades down into The Pool at its southwestern end, and flows out the Glen Span waterfall on its northeastern end. There are rustic benches all around the pool, inviting one to linger and meditate on the beauty of Nature. Traces of Sandy’s fury still remain and crews are diligently working to remove any potentially dangerous branches. Down by The Pool, serenity reigns!