Following all that talk of shopping, things and money to spend I thought it would be nice for ChicFinds to take a walk in the park…. Enjoy where ever you are.
Every city has a park. A park is essential to balance the urban environment that surrounds us. Often enough we are happy with a walk in the park but most parks now offer much more than just that. Some favorites;
Founded in 1632, Retiro Park in Madrid covers 350 acres. Originally a retreat for the Spanish royal family, the park is adjacent to both the the Prado Museum and Atocha train station. The park’s gardens and artificial lake are both iconic in Spain. Home to several sculptures, monuments, and a boating lake, it also presents an annual book fair, and there are free concerts throughout the summer.
In New York City you cant beat Central Park. The park was designed by Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted and it is home to a long list of attractions spread throughout its 843 acres of landscape.There is endless events and activities going on all year round including a children’s zoo, walking tours, bike hire and of course the famous ice skating rinks. This park offers a world of escape from the urban city with historical statues, beautiful landscaped gardens and classical architecture. “It is the picturesque beauty of the natural green landscape and pastoral escape that Central Park provides to one of the busiest cities in the world. There is nothing better than wandering through the paths, exploring the rustic spaces and basking in the nature” Quoted by the following web site; http://www.centralpark.com/events
When in London you cant not visit Hyde Park. It is one of London’s finest historical landscapes covering 350 acres. It is very easy to forget that you are in the middle of London when surrounded by the nature of this park. Events and activities include horse riding, cycling and is home also to a tennis and sport centre. There is now also one of the best ice rinks in the park and Winter Wonderland is now open. Take a look at the website for more info; http://www.hydeparkwinterwonderland.com/attractions