Thursday, October 14, 2010

Bethesda Terrace Arcade, Not Just A Passage

A family of singers using the beautiful arcade as backdrop for their performance
Wedding photoshoot at the arcade
Central Park's Bethesda Terrace Arcade has always been a perfect setting for a wedding photoshoot or musical performance by buskers. The arcade is one of the few formal architectural features of the park, across from the Bethesda Fountain and under 72nd Street as it crosses Central Park. The restoration of the arcade was completed three years ago. The arcade features a rare Minton-tile ceiling that has 49 panels, each with 324 tiles. The arcade was designed in the mid 1860s by Calvert Vaux and his assistant Jacob Wrey Mould with tiles made by the Minton Company of Stoke-on-TrentEngland

1 comment:

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

I was just there last month for a photography class for the first time. Gorgeous place!! Nice post and shots as they are difficult in there due to the lighting!