Friday, April 25, 2014

Spring Break {Part Three}

Most of our Spring Break was filled with sunshine but unfortunately our day in NYC was filled with cold rain. But we got lucky! As soon as we left the Children's Museum of Manhattan the rain let up. My brother is not one to waste a bit of good luck so he had us walk up to Central Park. 

The beauty of Central Park never ceases to amaze me. In the middle of all those tall building is an island of green. I always know I am still in the city as skyscrapers frame the park, yet the park is so quiet and serene. And I always find something "new to me" about the park.

Belvedere Castle in Central Park

This time was no different. Uncle Tom is a great uncle and he lead this nephews to Belvedere Castle. Really what little boy doesn't love a castle!?! Belvedere Castle was built by one of Central Park's co-designers, Calvert Vaux, in 1869. Belvedere Castle has been reporting New York City's weather since 1919 to the National Weather Serves. And now it also serves as Central Park's Visitor Center. 

Belvedere Castle is also privileged to have the highest vantage point of the Park and its cityscape. Visitors are allowed to climb up to the second highest look out deck of the castle to take it all in.

 Turns out that all three of my kiddos do not have a fear of heights. That's a good thing right!?!


  1. Great pics, Eileen. NYC is one of my favorite cities. So glad the sun came out. Have a wonderful weekend!!

  2. Just catching up on your blog! Glad you guys had a good trip!!

  3. Looks like y'all had a great trip. I'll have to remember belvedere castle for our next NYC trip!


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