A great day in New York would be to wake up, get a steaming cup of coffee, and head to beautiful Central Park. The most unusual and surrealistic site in busy metropolis New York City is Central Park; it’s not your typical park with swings, slides monkey bars and sprinklers, but instead is home to amazing locations which are Shakespeare Garden, Alice in Wonderland, Belvedere Castle, and Turtle Pond.
Outside the park were a lot of beautiful horses and a lot of different kinds of people. The horses were brown, black, and white and sized big to small, with a pungeant smell. Pigeons were eating out of the horses food bucket. These natural elements contrasted with the different office buildings, hotels, and a trillion cars, mostly yellow taxis. Tourists were taking pictures all around the park and there were abundant food carts selling, hot dogs, pretzels, cold sodas and water, Doritos and peanuts.
Approaching the Central Park zoo there was a strong smell that the animals, kind of like a dumpster full of trash. A guy played classical jazz music and a lady stood there handing out maps of the park. Children from all ages played in the park, and a woman threw a birthday party for her little one with orange and black balloons, and kids dressed as Batman, a princess and Superman among the many costumes.
Then: Delacorte Clock, an amazing clock different from the rest. The clock was big; on top of the clock was a large bell with monkeys around it. A beautiful pattern was decorated around the clock to let it stand out. It had different kinds of animals decorating it: an elephant, hippopotamus, a penguin who plays the drums, a kangaroo and a trumpet-playing deer. Every time it struck the hour it played soft pleasant music and the animals moved in a circle. The yummy smell of peanuts filled the air.
Turtle Pond was a really big pond, but the water wasn’t very clean, with a lot of dirty leaves around it and inside it. There was a cute little green turtle with a hard shell coming up out of the water. Near turtle pond was a beautiful shiny rock, but as I touched it the texture is was very rough, like sand paper. When looking down from standing up on that shiny rock the view of the turtle pond was beyond gorgeous, especially since the sun was shining on top of the water like sparkly lip gloss. In order to get back down to the turtle pond I had to amble down over different curvy, flat, hard and cold gray uncomfortable rocks.
I was thrilled to come across a big statue of Hans Christian Anderson who is a famous author. Behind him was big hat is for the story Alice in Wonderland and then I saw a duck representing “The Ugly Duckling.” Close by was a sign that read Alice in Wonderland, where a lot of people took pictures of their children with this beautiful statue of Alice and other characters. Alice had long hair down to her back, her arms were spread apart, and she was sitting on a big mushroom. There was a mouse with a long tail sitting on a mushroom as well. The creepy looking Cheshire cat with long whiskers, like a long pencil when sharpened, was sitting in the distance in a tree. A man with a big top hat and really big feet which caused his shoes to be big as a bus and a rabbit medium height, sloppy ears, holding a clock with a copper color, completed the display of charming statues.
Now I am absolutely in love with flowers, which are the most beautiful things created on earth. At nearby Shakespeare garden I smelled the lovely smell of fresh trees and flowers. There were unusual benches made out of bark that felt hard, like I was are sitting on a rock. Some parts of the benches were very rough with pieces of bark sticking out from under them that felt like unwelcome nails in my legs. The garden had beautiful flowers such as bleeding hearts which were pink and smelled like sweet candy pops. There were also beautiful purple flowers, French Lilacs, which smelled like strong perfume. But what fascinated me the most was those benches because they were so unusual. Shakespeare Garden was very quiet; it was great for writing, reading, or just wanting to clear a tired mind.
Now think of a beautiful castle like a Disney Princess would live in. As I passed by Belvedere castle, I saw a towering structure made of stone with an American flag on top. Inside was a big gift shop where tourists could buy shirts, hats, key chains, and a miniature globe with the castle inside it. There was a little circular window with a view of the rest of central park. That little window was cold to the touch and when I breathed it fogged up.
Central Park is a widely known around the world, and is the definition of a beautiful park, with beautiful scenery, and several surprising elements that make it stand out as distinct.