New York City in the snow. Central Park winter landscape at Bow Bridge.
There is something undeniably magical that occurs as the snow falls
swirling and twirling in the air
until it hits the ground heavy with the weight of a thousand promises:
exultations and dreams held close to the earth
in the stillness between wintry pauses
as the city lays in wait
like a snow-globe resting between giddy shakes of joy.
Bow Bridge is one of Central Park’s most iconic structures. It was built between 1859 and 1862 and is shaped like an archer’s bow. This particular image was taken during a snowstorm in Central Park, New York City. Bow Bridge sits covered by a beautiful layer of freshly fallen snow as the buildings that line Central Park West sit in the distance just past the snow-laden trees.
I am a bit giddy because it appears that New York City may actually get some snow tomorrow. I read this highly entertaining piece of writing by Andy Newman in the NY Times earlier: “Tomorrow, It Will Snow, Perfectly” which had me at hello with its opening paragraph:
“The ideal city snowstorm, meteorological Platonists say, blankets the landscape without burying it, beautifies but does not burden, transforms and cocoons without paralyzing or even particularly inconveniencing.”
Of course, I always feel a bit like Winona Ryder in one of the best scenes from Edward Scissorhands (the music from that scene = awesome) during the first real snow of the winter season here.
Here’s hoping! :)
P.S. Edited to add that yes, this is the same bridge that Dr. Who ran over in the Angels take Manhattan episode.
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