Sheep Meadow with Buildings of Central Park South and 5th Avenue, New York City
Looking south east from the Sheep Meadow in this landscape photograph of the park and buildings around Central Park South and 5th Avenue in New York City. Although, at one time the Meadow actually did have sheep which grazed on its grass, it is now used for large gatherings or sun worship during warmer weather. Central to the composition and flanked by the contemporaneous Pierre to the north is the Sherry Netherlands Hotel building which was constructed in the first quarter of the last century. The hotel is framed by the massive General Motors building from the 1960s. Even though the differences in age between these structures is relatively close they show a significant difference in the view of America expressed by their architecture. Late afternoon Autumn light flows through the fall foliage on the trees enhancing the crimson reds and golden yellows of the leaves. Shadows stripe the verdant grass enhancing the greens of the season. The photograph feels like a picture postcard of an idyllic vision of the city.