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Review of Bethesda Fountain

Bethesda Fountain
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Iasi, Romania
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

I had to see it as I`m a Gossip Girl fan and this was Blair`s favourite spot. I totally understand her! Perfect place to stay for a while and think about how lucky you are to be there

Visited September 2012
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Halifax, Canada
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“Beautiful but really just a fountain.”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

Beautiful but really just a fountain. There wasn't anything overly special about it but adds to the park setting.

Visited November 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Must see area of the park”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

This is one of my favorite places in Central Park. It's centrally located, and I like to approach from the south along the tree lined promenade. The fountain is wonderful, as well as the bridge, usually there is someone performing music underneath, great sound, and don't miss the restored frescoes. When the weather is nice, you can rent a rowboat and see the area from the water.

Visited March 2012
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Hong Kong, China
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“A highlight of Central Park”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

What's not to like about the Bethesda Fountain in the middle of Central Park. This is a great arrangement, featuring the winged angel which was sculpted by Emma Stebbins in the 1860s and water spouts which cascade into the surrounding pool. The area around the fountain and statue is called Bethesda Terrace.

This is a great spot to grab a hot dog from a local vender, take a seat and enjoy what might be the best of Central Park. While a nice place to visit in the dead of winter, the Bethesda Fountain is just great during the autumn turning of the leaves period when the surrounding trees begin to turn. The entire area is just stunning during this time of year.

Overall, Bethesda Fountain is the highlight of Central Park, a place that is highly recommendable for visitors to NYC that want to spend time in the Park.

Visited January 2012
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“Lovely place”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

Lovely fountain and area around the fountain. Was crowded.
It is near the water and can see the boats out and have a good view of the Boathouse.
While there a man had a radio playing some french music and was a wonderful atmosphere.
Lots of people around and dog walkers.
Even saw a bridal party having pictures taken at the fountain.
And the singers in the tunnel are really good.

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