Last month, Dianne and yours truly took a day trip to the Big Apple.
We arrived in the city just in time to catch a walking tour of Central Park.
Our tour began in an area called the Sheep Meadow.
In 1864, 200 sheep were brought in and grazed in this area.
During the Great Depression, the sheep were removed in an effort to protect them from the starving unemployed. The sheep were sent to Brooklyn.
In the pics to the right and left is the famous carousel in Central Park.
It’s the fourth carousel to be built here since 1871.
Back then, a mule and horse kept it spinning.
A guy from The Big Onion Walking Tours was our guide.
The park was designed by landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux.
The park is entirely man-made with every tree, flower and rock purposely placed there.
There are 7 bodies of water, 36 bridges and 8,968 benches!