Three Days in Oz - Part II

Central Park Pastoral (LEO Design)

It never gets old...

Central Park is a glorious expanse of manicured wilderness—wedged into a crowded, teeming, urban aggregation.  The park provides an immediate escape into nature—and provides limitless vistas of "impossibly perfect" natural beauty.  

I walked across the park this afternoon to visit my dear friend, Anne (clutching our Chinese takeaway lunch in-hand).  No matter how often I make this trek, I never hesitate to stop to shoot a particularly compelling landscape, like the one above.  The green grass, the blue sky and the trees (with or without leaves) never fails to lower my blood pressure and restore my contented mood. Sometimes that natural prospect is rimmed with a distant line of handsome architecture—a reminder that civilization can be found just beyond the treeline.

More New York photos tomorrow.


Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well!  Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (

We also can be found in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (

Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only).  917-446-4248