After so much heat and humidity, it was a good day to re-visit Central Park. I am always up for a challenge and a good reason to take a walk, I set out to find two American West sculptures.
I decided to start with The Indian Hunter, which is at mid-park at east 66th Street. It is on a pathway west of the Mall and to the east of Sheep Meadow.
The Indian Hunter
Statues of Baldo and the newest Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument are very close. While they are not American West, they should not be missed.
Heading north to the Bethesda Terrace and the Loeb Boathouse, Good place for a bathroom break and maybe a snack, we find an unrelated but often overlooked little sculpture – The Rowers
A short walk along East Drive (the eastern leg of the “loop”) to find, perched atop a rocky outcrop on the west side of East Drive at 76th Street is Edward Kemeys’ Still Hunt. This may be the only sculpture that is not on a pedestal.
Still Hunt – Panther
Hopefully, along the way you took time to explore and enjoy the park. You are now at east 76th Street. It is a short walk south east to the Alice Wonderland sculpture and the Conservatory Pond ( sometimes you can rent a miniature sailboat – lots of fun!.
Going North you have the Metropolitan Museum and the Reservoir (great view of west side for photos)
Note: the start of this route is near the Zoo. And the end is near Bethesda Terrace. Close is the Metropolitan Museum. I figure that the walk is about ½ mile one-way mostly on flat surface. Exception: some stairs at the Bethesda terrace . (There are bathrooms here as you go down the mail stairs)