The plan was to wake up early and visit the Bethesda Terrace in Central Park, we didn’t count for a rainy morning while making our plans the night before. I must be honest with you, the weather was anything but sunny during our 5 day stay in NYC (well the sun did come out on the last day, how typical!) That didn’t stop us from making the most of our days, and this day would be no different. We borrowed and umbrella from our hotel and hoped on the train. This is all happening at 5AM and without having breakfast. We just wanted the opportunity to shoot without the large crowds and for that we will always wake up as early as needed.
I thought I would brighten up the day with a bit of red, which happened to match perfectly to the interior. In my opinion, the most spectacular thing about the Bethesda Terrace in Central Park is the ceiling in the lower passage, covered in Minton tile. After doing a little bit of research I found out that it is the only place in the world to have it, pretty amazing! Created back in 1860s and in 1983 all tiles were removed and stored until they secured 7 million dollars required to restore them, all 14,000 original tiles by hand. Apparently only three panels of replica tiles were needed and it was only completed in 2007.
My outfit details:
Skirt, Blouse and Coat by Halogen X Atlantic Pacific
Hatbox by Steamline Luggage.
Boots by Schutz
The Bethesda Terrace, located at 72nd Street Cross Drive. Open from 6AM till 1AM.
I hope you have enjoyed this quick read about the Bethesda Terrace as much as I enjoyed discovering it. Have you read my post about Williamsburg? I am sharing the 7 reasons why I think you need to stay there next time you visit NYC. Also you can check my instagram here for my latest travels.