First up, let me just say that I've never really given a hoot about Marilyn Monroe. I have nothing against her, mind you, but I just don't buy into the cult of adoration that continues to surround her this many decades after her tragic demise. While she's the central figure in this photograph, she's kind of incidental to this post.
I spotted the above photograph earlier this month on Marilyn's birthday, and it struck me as curious in the same way that King Crimson crowd shot did earlier this summer. Its source cites it as "Marilyn Monroe in Central Park in 1957" by photographer Sam Shaw, but there are no specifics beyond that. Is it at the Harlem Meer? The boat pond? Look at those buildings in the background. What body of water is that?
So, my question for you are:...
Where in Central Park was this photograph snapped?