Congress Park is one of our favorite places. There are a lot of places to sit and reflect or take a leisurely walk. It even has a historic wooden carousel that was restored to its original splendor.
Wildlife is in abundance with duck filled ponds. A park with shady trees, scattered benches and natural springs sprouting up in fountains really made for a perfect day. So come on and join us for a tour ...
Columbian Spring was discovered by Gideon Putnam in 1806 (another beautiful place I will show you sometime).
Lined with brick, this 20 ft. diameter reservoir was built in 1820. Water from underground sources fill the reservoir, providing an ideal habitat for large trout.
The carousel features 28 horses and plays traditional calliope and organ tunes.
This birdhouse resembling the White House was adorable and worthy of a picture.
An ornate bridge will take us to the northeast corner of the park where we will find the Italian Renaissance Gardens (see why I love this place so much).
These photos are of The Triton Pool. In Greek mythology, Triton was the son of Poseidon (Roman name, Neptune) the god of the sea. Triton was half dolphin and half man. He created winds and waves at Poseidon's bidding by coming to the surface of the sea and blowing through a conch shell. The two Tritons in the park were brought from Italy and sculptured in 1905.
As you stroll by the Corinthian columns there are four pillar-like statues of satyrs and maenads based on works from the fourth century A.D.
This is the Spirit of Life designed by Daniel Chester French. The graceful bronze statue was dedicated in 1914 in memory of civic leader Spencer Trask.
After the park we walked into downtown to Lillian's Restaurant on Broadway for coffee and dessert.
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