Tag Archives: Parks

Views: Plitviče Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitviče Lakes National Park is a 295-sq.-km forest reserve in central Croatia. It’s known for a chain of 16 terraced lakes, joined by waterfalls, that extend into a limestone canyon. Walkways and hiking trails wind around and across the water, and an electric boat links the 12 upper and 4 lower lakes. The latter are the site of Veliki Slap, a 78m-high waterfall. 

Spring Walks: ‘Central Park – New York City’ (4K)

Arguably one of the most famous parks in the world, Central Park is a manmade wonder.  Not only is it the first public park built in America, but it is also one of the most frequently visited, with over 25 million guests per year.

Set in the middle of bustling Manhattan, its grounds serve as a safe haven, not only for athletes, daydreamers, musicians, and strollers, but also for teems of migratory birds each year.  One can spend an entire peaceful day roaming its grounds, gazing upon nearly 50 fountains, monuments, and sculptures or admiring its 36 bridges and arches.

With recreational facilities abounding, the more energetic won’t have a problem finding a spot to skate, pedal, row, dribble, or climb to his or her heart’s delight.  Although Central Park has 21 official playgrounds, we like to think of it as one gigantic jungle gym in its peak season.

Spring Walks: Cherry Blossoms – Tokyo Parks

Yoshino Cherry Trees in Tokyo parks on March 26 and 27, 2021.

Video timeline:

0:00​ Inokashira Park https://bit.ly/3u3Jpxw3:13​ Sumida Park(ASAKUSA) https://bit.ly/2O3wPPM5:19​ Sensoji Temple(ASAKUSA) https://bit.ly/2NZLxat7:15​ Nihonbashi https://bit.ly/2PB8Wze8:30​ Joenji Temple(Shinjuku) https://bit.ly/3w8r5VQ9:27​ Ueno park https://bit.ly/3w4Snwy11:52​ Kitanomaru Park https://bit.ly/31pgoAb13:07​ Chidorigafuchi https://bit.ly/3w4d0c816:08​ Naka-Meguro Station https://bit.ly/3lWURIy16:18​ Meguro river https://bit.ly/3w54REe21:05​ ARK Hills https://bit.ly/3d5xqss21:48​ Sotobori Park https://bit.ly/3u3RORA22:43​ Hibiya Park https://bit.ly/3u1vw3a24:29​ Zojoji Temple https://bit.ly/3w8pPC824:59​ Tokyo Tower form Zojoji Temple 25:14​ Akasakamitsuke https://bit.ly/2PuYMAh27:22​ Shibuya https://bit.ly/3dgQQe429:04​ Tokyo Midtown (Roppongi) https://bit.ly/3d8waF8

Aerial Views: ‘Washington Square Park’ – New York

Washington Square Park is a 9.75-acre public park in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan, New York City. One of the best known of New York City’s public parks, it is an icon as well as a meeting place and center for cultural activity. 

The Washington Square Arch, officially the Washington Arch, is a marble Roman triumphal arch in Washington Square Park, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan, New York City. 

Travel & Leisure: ‘Great Sand Dunes National Park – Colorado’ (4K Video)

Great Sand Dunes National Park, located in South-Central Colorado is a remarkable place for massive sand dunes – join me as I climb to the highest peak and sled my way back down. Visited October 5, 2020.

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is in southern Colorado. It’s known for huge dunes like the towering Star Dune, and for the seasonal Medano Creek and beach created at the base of the dunes. The backcountry Medano Pass Primitive Road winds through a canyon toward the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Trails lead to forests, wetlands and alpine lakes like Medano Lake, which is home to trout and tundra wildlife. 

Top Hikes: The ‘Curecanti National Recreation Area’ In West Colorado (Video)

Curecanti National Recreation Area is a National Park Service unit located on the Gunnison River in western Colorado. Established in 1965, Curecanti National Recreation Area is responsible for developing and managing recreational facilities on three reservoirs, Blue Mesa ReservoirMorrow Point Reservoir and Crystal Reservoir, constructed on the upper Gunnison River in the 1960s by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to better utilize the vital waters of the Colorado River and its major tributaries. A popular destination for boating and fishing, Curecanti offers visitors two marinas, traditional and group campgrounds, hiking trails, boat launches, and boat-in campsites. The state’s premiere lake trout and Kokanee salmon fisheries, Curecanti is a popular destination for boating and fishing, and is also a popular area for ice-fishing in the winter months.

Travel Guides: ‘Harajuku & Aoyama’ In Tokyo (Video)

Harajuku is a neighbourhood of contrasts, home to the Meiji Shrine, which is surrounded by one of Tokyo’s largest green spaces, and a dense network of small streets packed with shops and cafés. Aoyama attracts a more grown-up crowd. Here, chic boutiques sit alongside one of the city’s most exquisite museums.

Buzzing Harajuku is renowned for colorful street art and youth fashion, with quirky vintage clothing stores and cosplay shops along Takeshita Street, and traditional, upmarket boutiques on leafy Omotesando Avenue. Small, trendy bars fill the surrounding lanes, while dessert shops and carts specialize in sweet crêpes, donuts, and bubble tea. Watari Museum of Contemporary Art hosts cutting-edge temporary exhibitions. 

Aoyama is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods of Tokyo, located in the northwest portion of Minato Ward. The area is well known for its international fashion houses, cafes and restaurants. 

Winter Walk: ‘Södermalm Island’ – Sweden (Video)

Beautiful day in this Södermalm park. Locals enjoy the snow among picturesque cottages below grand Sofia Church.

Sprawling Södermalm island has a relaxed, creative vibe, with artsy shops, eclectic cafes and the stylish Fotografiska, a contemporary photo gallery in a former industrial building by the water. Classic Swedish restaurants and hip breakfast spots surround leafy Nytorget Square and dot the bustling Hornstull area. In summer, the small beaches in Tantolunden park are popular for swimming and picnics.