Many travelers and native New Yorkers dream of walking through Central Park in the snow

People walking through Central Park in the snow, New York

When I moved to New York, one of the typical scenes that you always imagine is the city covered in snow.  This year, as it seems, we had one of the highest snow falls in recent years in Manhattan, as well as record low temperatures.  I have to admit that the cold and snow were difficult to get used to, but even so, it left me with some beautiful scenes of the city covered in white.  One of these scenes, from one of the first snowy days, was my walk through Central Park in the snow.

Central Park in the snow, New YorkOne of the days that I had to cross Central Park from the West Side, I decided to walk through Central Park, rather than catching the crosstown bus, in order to enjoy the snow.  It was a weekday afternoon and it was quite cold, so you can imagine that there weren’t a lot of people in the park (especially in the area of the Resevoir and the tennis courts). I wish you could all feel the emotions of that absolute silence, surrounded by skyscrapers and walking across the snow in Central Park.  It’s one of those moments that you won’t soon forget, and will always be etched in your memory.

Although it seems like a short walk across the park, it’s easy to get lost and take paths that don’t go in a straight line or take you to other parts of the park.  There are two images that really caught my attention from this walk.  The first was of a man running in short sleeves (you have to really be made of tough stuff for that!) The second was a girl who took advantage of the weather to practice her cross country skiing.  Maybe these are normal things in New York, but for someone from Málaga, I can assure you that they were surprising.  If you are lucky enough to visit New York during a snowfall, make sure to take a walk through Central Park in the snow.

Central Park in the snow, New York

Central Park in the snow, New York

Central Park in the snow, New York

Central Park in the snow, New York

Central Park in the snow, New York

Central Park in the snow, New York

Central Park in the snow, New York

Reservoir in Central Park, New York