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The "Pool" at Central Park - NYC by Michael Hussey

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Michael Hussey Michael Hussey
Explore score
1.24 Gigapixels
Date added
Jul 11, 2011
Date taken
Jul 11, 2011

Sony α NEX-5


There is an actual swimming pool not too far from this man-mad pond, which is actually known as the Central Park Pool.

The following description is quoted from the Central Park:

With its grassy banks, weeping willows and rushing waterfall, the Pool is one of the most charming spots in the Park.

Central Park’s designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, constructed the Pool by damming up a natural stream that was known as Montayne’s Rivulet. They sent the water along a northeastward course to form both the Loch and the Harlem Meer.

Today, the water that gushes out of a grotto on the Pool’s southern shoreline is in actuality New York City drinking water that comes from a pipe hidden by the rocks. Many species of birds, fish and amphibians can be seen at the Pool.

In 2003, the Central Park Conservancy completed a restoration of the Pool, protecting it as a healthy environment for wildlife and a picturesque landscape for Park visitors.

The water body was dredged of sediment. New aquatic plantings were added, and the Conservancy’s artisans crafted rustic benches and the Park’s most elegant wooden bridge that overlooks the Glen Span waterfall.

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  1. Michael Hussey

    Michael Hussey (July 11, 2011, 01:13PM )

    Taken with my Sony NEX-5 with an old-school Nikon 135mm lens attached.

  2. Michael Hussey

    Michael Hussey (July 11, 2011, 09:16AM )

    I do love how the reflection off the water's surface came out on this shot.

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