I had a baby photo shoot in Central Park. The photo shoot was going to be at the parent’s home, however they decided to go to Central Park. It was a beautiful Spring day in New York City. I love outdoors, so it was perfect for me.
I was happy to see some Canada geese. I took the opportunity to talk to the family about the 400 geese that were killed in Prospect Park in 2010.
After we finish taking the bebe photos, I walked around and I took more pictures.
A little of history of Central Park
Central Park was the first landscaped public park in the United States. Advocates of creating the park–primarily wealthy merchants and landowners–admired the public grounds of London and Paris and urged that New York needed a comparable facility to establish its international reputation. A public park, they argued, would offer their own families an attractive setting for carriage rides and provide working-class New Yorkers with a healthy alternative to the saloon. After three years of debate over the park site and cost, in 1853 the state legislature authorized the City of New York to use the power of eminent domain to acquire more than 700 acres of land in the center of Manhattan.
An irregular terrain of swamps and bluffs, punctuated by rocky outcroppings, made the land between Fifth and Eighth avenues and 59th and 106th streets undesirable for private development. Creating the park, however, required displacing roughly 1,600 poor residents, including Irish pig farmers and German gardeners, who lived in shanties on the site. At Eighth Avenue and 82nd Street, Seneca Village had been one of the city’s most stable African-American settlements, with three churches and a school. The extension of the boundaries to 110th Streetin 1863 brought the park to its current 843 acres. Read more
A few of the baby photos and other pictures: