Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Central Park Reservoir

Here's a picture that I took a few weeks ago of the reservoir in Central Park and the fountain which was turned back on this summer. Here is some information about it from http://www.easynewyorkcity.com/,

“The Reservoir, named the "Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir" in 1994, is a favorite Central Park attraction for joggers, bird watchers, and tourists who enjoy some of the best views of the New York City skyline. The 106-acre water body, holds over a billion gallons of water and was completed in 1862 while the Park was under construction. The reservoir no longer distributes fresh water to Manhattan residents but it provides fresh water to the Pool, the Loch, and the Harlem Meer.”

12 comments:

Wanda said...

What a beautiful skyline, beautiful sky to go with it! Nice picture Lori. :}

Moi said...

The pic makes a greater impression when enlarged..hope all your readers will enlarge it .

hope you had a great start to your week, Lori :)

Blue Wave 707 said...

That looks like a lake in the middle of NYC!

Gudl said...

That is a huge reservoir! I was not aware of that, that it is so big! Great photograph! Is it still on?

nazzareno said...

Splendid panorame, (to see at the most absolutely enlargement!):D

Alex said...

Amazing to find such a big body of water in the center of NY! That's a pity it cannot distribute fresh water anymore.
The water jet in the center is cool.

Ming the Merciless said...

Oh wow! This picture is amazing.

lv2scpbk said...

The photo is so clear and looks to be nice outside.

GMG said...

The reservoir is a great place for a walk, with fabulous views over 5th Av. and Central Park West!

• Eliane • said...

Very nice pic! I had absolutely no idea there was a fountain in it. I guess I need to start running again... ;)

JAM said...

This is a great photo of your city. Really well done, and I had no idea the lake was named after Mrs. Kennedy.

kraucoin said...

Wonderful photo, great color and detail.