I discovered the Harlem side of Central Park today for the first time. Wonderful, simply wonderful! The Harlem Meer is one of Central Park’s loveliest settings and worth the trip to 108th Street to discover. The Meer is the 11 acre lake (meer is dutch word for lake) found on the 108th side of Central Park. It is, to my eye, the most attractive of the Central Park lakes and feels like a step back in time, with a relaxed landscape and stately trees. Named "The Meer" to reflect the dutch heritage in the name Harlem, this lake was renovated in 1993 to reflect the designer’s, William Olmsted, original vision. This is a quieter, less crowded side of the park, and one of the most relaxing settings in New York City. It is also the home of the Central Park Conservatory, a beautiful formally landscaped garden with exquisite botanical touches and tranquil seating. This is the park of kings, one of New York's most beautiful and restful settings. Being in this place is simply a joy. If you have never seen Central Park uptown, you have not really seen New york City!
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Conservatory Garden View
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Garden Fountain Figure, The Conservatory Garden, Central Park
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The Harlem Meer, Central Park, New York City
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Flowers, The Conservatory Garden, Central Park
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