New York was a huge surprise. We were charmed and excited by a city full of colour and vitality. I couldn't live there, I doubt, given the pace of the place but there again there were areas of relative tranquility and inviting accommodation. The Conservatory Garden in Central Park was one of the biggest surprises, a slice of English/French/Italian gardens in the heart of one of the world's great cities. Originally opened in 1937 and based on a design by Gilmore Clarke, the garden was restored in the mid 1980s. The park itself was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1963.
|View from Rockefeller Center|
|Three Dancing Maidens by Walter Schott|
|I had to get a skyscraper in|
|Burnett Fountain by Bessie Potter Vonnoh|
|Not one of the dancing maidens|