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Central Park winter path. Shakespeare Garden in the snow.I think back to days spent wrapped in the cold silence of freshly fallen snow in Central Park. 

The labyrinth-like path leading from Shakespeare Garden lined by a wooden fence twists and turns in the snow winding its way under trees whose branches reach out to each other like eager arms awaiting the warmth of an embrace.

It’s on days like this when the sun rests longer than usual and winter’s essence seeps through every crack and crevice that the earth quivers a ghost shiver that rests in summer’s memory.

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The rustic wooden fence rests on a four acre section of Central Park known as the Shakespeare Garden which is located in the west part of the park near 79th Street. On the 300th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death in 1916, this area was dedicated to Shakespeare and named. The plants and flowers that are found in this area are all mentioned in the works of the playwright and are also plants and flowers that are found in his garden in Starford-upon-Avon. There is even a white mulberry tree on this four acre plot of land that is said to have grown from a graft of a tree planted by Shakespeare himself in the 1600s. 

While the paths that winds through Central Park’s Shakespeare Garden is gorgeous in the warmer months of the year, it’s absolutely stunning when snow has freshly fallen.

This photo was taken during one of the last major snowstorms (a blizzard) in New York City back in 2011.  We haven’t seen snow like this, in this magnitude, since then.  I have been going through my photos from the two blizzards we experienced that winter season wondering if we will ever see snow like this again. Who knows?

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Central Park winter path. Shakespeare Garden in the snow.


I think back to days spent wrapped in the cold silence of freshly fallen snow in Central Park.

The labyrinth-like path leading from Shakespeare Garden lined by a wooden fence twists and turns in the snow winding its way under trees whose branches reach out to each other like eager arms awaiting the warmth of an embrace.

It’s on days like this when the sun rests longer than usual and winter’s essence seeps through every crack and crevice that the earth quivers a ghost shiver that rests in summer’s memory.

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The rustic wooden fence rests on a four acre section of Central Park known as the Shakespeare Garden which is located in the west part of the park near 79th Street. On the 300th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death in 1916, this area was dedicated to Shakespeare and named. The plants and flowers that are found in this area are all mentioned in the works of the playwright and are also plants and flowers that are found in his garden in Starford-upon-Avon. There is even a white mulberry tree on this four acre plot of land that is said to have grown from a graft of a tree planted by Shakespeare himself in the 1600s.

While the paths that winds through Central Park’s Shakespeare Garden is gorgeous in the warmer months of the year, it’s absolutely stunning when snow has freshly fallen.

This photo was taken during one of the last major snowstorms (a blizzard) in New York City back in 2011. We haven’t seen snow like this, in this magnitude, since then. I have been going through my photos from the two blizzards we experienced that winter season wondering if we will ever see snow like this again. Who knows?

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Winter in Tompkins Square Park. East Village, New York City.

The clouds squeeze the last bit of light from the sun onto the city below.

It falls over trees and buildings: liquid promise spreading onto a landscape de-saturated by winter’s icy breath.

In the wake of winter’s gasping utterances, the sun uncovers the world that hides behind boisterous trees in summer.

And a smile spreads across the city’s face for a moment: warm and golden hope spreading itself over the remains of the day. 

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I have been going through older photos taken back when it snowed with great conviction two winters ago. This was taken in Tompkins Square Park in the East Village the morning after a blizzard.

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In case you missed it, I posted a video this past weekend of me talking about photography and New York City. If you ever wondered what it is like to see me talk about these sorts of things, you can view the video here: 

Art:Seen: Vivienne Gucwa

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Winter in Tompkins Square Park. East Village, New York City.

The clouds squeeze the last bit of light from the sun onto the city below.

It falls over trees and buildings: liquid promise spreading onto a landscape de-saturated by winter’s icy breath.

In the wake of winter’s gasping utterances, the sun uncovers the world that hides behind boisterous trees in summer.

And a smile spreads across the city’s face for a moment: warm and golden hope spreading itself over the remains of the day.

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I have been going through older photos taken back when it snowed with great conviction two winters ago. This was taken in Tompkins Square Park in the East Village the morning after a blizzard.

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In case you missed it, I posted a video this past weekend of me talking about photography and New York City. If you ever wondered what it is like to see me talk about these sorts of things, you can view the video here:

Art:Seen: Vivienne Gucwa

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Buy “New York Winter - Tompkins Square Park - East Village” Prints here, email me, or ask for help.

Bow Bridge in the snow. Central Park winter. New York City.

In the silent stillness of winter the world stops rotating temporarily.

All sound, speech and thought is muffled as the earth slumbers briefly under a blanket of freshly fallen snow.

In each snowflake rest the hopes and dreams of all who have ever felt the warmth of an anticipatory heart-flutter: dream-sputters that wrap the earth in the weight of their desires.

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Built between 1859 and 1862, Bow Bridge is one of Central Park’s most iconic structures. This image was taken during a snowstorm in Central Park, New York City.

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Bow Bridge in the snow. Central Park winter. New York City.

In the silent stillness of winter the world stops rotating temporarily.

All sound, speech and thought is muffled as the earth slumbers briefly under a blanket of freshly fallen snow.

In each snowflake rest the hopes and dreams of all who have ever felt the warmth of an anticipatory heart-flutter: dream-sputters that wrap the earth in the weight of their desires.

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Built between 1859 and 1862, Bow Bridge is one of Central Park’s most iconic structures. This image was taken during a snowstorm in Central Park, New York City.

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Central Park winter trees covered with snow. New York City.

Winter crunches underfoot yielding to the heavy enormity of the sheer weight of souls in transition. Trees laden with snow frozen in thought stand dormant until the springtime. 

It’s on these sorts of days that the earth feels as if it is caught in a trance somewhere between dreaming and opening its frozen eyelids.

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An important note: I do apologize for not being around as much. I am going through a transitory stage of life right now. I just quite literally finished university this week after a fairly grueling final semester. It’s been quite a journey as far as school is/was concerned. I am feeling rather burnt out mentally, emotionally and physically due to the whirlwind this (soon to be past) year was.

To recharge, I am taking some time to uncoil myself and let myself properly unwind in the month of January. I will still be posting but my posts will be very sparse. I don’t really celebrate the New Year at this time of year since autumn feels like the proper beginning of the year to me personally but my birthday falls right after New Year’s Day so it never fails to make me ponder all the temporal things regarding life. To those who do celebrate the New Year on January 1st, may you have a wonderful year ahead.

 I don’t really know how to thank everyone for their kind messages (my inbox has been overwhelmed with messages for the last few months and despite reading every single message I feel incredible guilt every time I view it), requests and love aside from saying that I really do  appreciate it all. So, thank you, from the bottom of my heart. 

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Buy “In a trance - Central Park Winter Trees” Posters and Prints here, View my store, email me, or ask for help.

Central Park winter trees covered with snow. New York City.

Winter crunches underfoot yielding to the heavy enormity of the sheer weight of souls in transition. Trees laden with snow frozen in thought stand dormant until the springtime.

It’s on these sorts of days that the earth feels as if it is caught in a trance somewhere between dreaming and opening its frozen eyelids.

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An important note: I do apologize for not being around as much. I am going through a transitory stage of life right now. I just quite literally finished university this week after a fairly grueling final semester. It’s been quite a journey as far as school is/was concerned. I am feeling rather burnt out mentally, emotionally and physically due to the whirlwind this (soon to be past) year was.

To recharge, I am taking some time to uncoil myself and let myself properly unwind in the month of January. I will still be posting but my posts will be very sparse. I don’t really celebrate the New Year at this time of year since autumn feels like the proper beginning of the year to me personally but my birthday falls right after New Year’s Day so it never fails to make me ponder all the temporal things regarding life. To those who do celebrate the New Year on January 1st, may you have a wonderful year ahead.

I don’t really know how to thank everyone for their kind messages (my inbox has been overwhelmed with messages for the last few months and despite reading every single message I feel incredible guilt every time I view it), requests and love aside from saying that I really do appreciate it all. So, thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

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

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Buy “In a trance - Central Park Winter Trees” Posters and Prints here, View my store, email me, or ask for help.