Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Central Park, Summer 1961

Check out these photos from Central Park in the summer of 1961. It looks so idyllic, and do you notice how   minimal the number of people in each shot? I can't imagine New York City  or Central Park looking like that these days with its population of over 8 million.

I read more about the architect behind the park- Frederick Law Olmstead. An egalitarian at heart, he revolutionized the idea of parks as being *public* parks, giving a green space to all citizens.

I love this guy. Just taking a snooze in the middle of  the day, reminiscent of Barefoot in the Park. 

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