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Central Park winter landscape. Angel of the Waters. New York City.

The silence that engulfs the world after a snowfall is deafening. 

All heartbeats, all footsteps, all meandering thoughts and evocations are wrapped in a heavy blanket of snow. 

Trees cease reaching for the sky, weighed down by the weight of the sky’s tears of joy and there is scarcely a breath to be heard.

Winter muffles the earth silencing it’s yearnings,

and all at once there is peace.


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The definitive crown jewel of Central Park, Angel of the Waters is one of the most famous and universally loved fountains in the world. Also known as Bethesda Fountain, it was designed by
Emma Stebbins.

This particular photo of a snow-covered Central Park was taken during a break in a bitter blizzard that hit New York City a few winters ago. The snowstorm dropped a few feet of snow on the city covering the trees and iconic sights in Central Park in a gorgeous coating of icy beauty.

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Central Park winter landscape. Angel of the Waters. New York City.

The silence that engulfs the world after a snowfall is deafening.

All heartbeats, all footsteps, all meandering thoughts and evocations are wrapped in a heavy blanket of snow.

Trees cease reaching for the sky, weighed down by the weight of the sky’s tears of joy and there is scarcely a breath to be heard.

Winter muffles the earth silencing it’s yearnings,

and all at once there is peace.

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The definitive crown jewel of Central Park, Angel of the Waters is one of the most famous and universally loved fountains in the world. Also known as Bethesda Fountain, it was designed by Emma Stebbins.

This particular photo of a snow-covered Central Park was taken during a break in a bitter blizzard that hit New York City a few winters ago. The snowstorm dropped a few feet of snow on the city covering the trees and iconic sights in Central Park in a gorgeous coating of icy beauty.

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View this photo larger and on black on my Google Plus page

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Buy “The Sky’s Tears of Joy - Angel of the Waters - Winter - Central Park” Posters and Prints here, email me, or ask for help.

Angel of the Waters - Bethesda Fountain. Winter. Central Park, New York City.

The silence that engulfs the world after a snowfall is deafening. All heartbeats, all footsteps, all meandering thoughts and evocations are wrapped in a heavy blanket of snow. Trees cease reaching for the sky, weighed down by the weight of the sky’s tears of joy and there is scarcely a breath to be heard.  

Winter muffles the earth silencing it’s yearnings and all at once there is peace.  

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I have postulated before that this may be one of the most serene areas of Central Park during and after a heavy snow. The definitive crown jewel of Central Park, the neoclassical Angel of the Waters is one of the most famous and universally loved fountains in the world. Also known as Bethesda Fountain, the winged female figure celebrates the purifying of the city’s water supply when the Croton Aqueduct opened in 1842 bringing fresh water to all New Yorkers.  She
holds a lily, the symbol of purity in one hand while her other hand extends outward as she blesses the water below. Beneath the eight-foot gilded bronze angel are four smaller figures that symbolize Temperance, Purity, Health, and Peace. 

One of the things that spurred me on to create my Holiday Gift Idea Guide and my initial New York City Holiday Card designs were repeated requests for photos of this fountain in the snow. It’s unusual to see this fountain not surrounded by people. More unusual still is viewing it covered in a blanket of snow. I think this is when the fountain is at its most peaceful. There is an overwhelming sense of serenity that seems to permeate this area of Central Park during this sort of unique moment in time.


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Buy “The Sky’s Tears of Joy - Angel of the Waters - Winter - Central Park” Posters and Prints here, View my store, email me, or ask for help.

Angel of the Waters - Bethesda Fountain. Winter. Central Park, New York City.

The silence that engulfs the world after a snowfall is deafening. All heartbeats, all footsteps, all meandering thoughts and evocations are wrapped in a heavy blanket of snow. Trees cease reaching for the sky, weighed down by the weight of the sky’s tears of joy and there is scarcely a breath to be heard.

Winter muffles the earth silencing it’s yearnings and all at once there is peace.

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I have postulated before that this may be one of the most serene areas of Central Park during and after a heavy snow. The definitive crown jewel of Central Park, the neoclassical Angel of the Waters is one of the most famous and universally loved fountains in the world. Also known as Bethesda Fountain, the winged female figure celebrates the purifying of the city’s water supply when the Croton Aqueduct opened in 1842 bringing fresh water to all New Yorkers. She holds a lily, the symbol of purity in one hand while her other hand extends outward as she blesses the water below. Beneath the eight-foot gilded bronze angel are four smaller figures that symbolize Temperance, Purity, Health, and Peace.

One of the things that spurred me on to create my Holiday Gift Idea Guide and my initial New York City Holiday Card designs were repeated requests for photos of this fountain in the snow. It’s unusual to see this fountain not surrounded by people. More unusual still is viewing it covered in a blanket of snow. I think this is when the fountain is at its most peaceful. There is an overwhelming sense of serenity that seems to permeate this area of Central Park during this sort of unique moment in time.

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View this photo larger and on black on my Google Plus page

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Buy “The Sky’s Tears of Joy - Angel of the Waters - Winter - Central Park” Posters and Prints here, View my store, email me, or ask for help.