As you may, or may not know, Central Park has been covered in 7,500 brightly colored orange “gates”. Apparently a project that Christo has wanted to do since 1979, it has, for two weeks only, come to fruition. I took some pictures, but there are some much better ones on Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s website.
Not really art, but definitely an event. They were estimating that something like 1 million New Yorkers would have come to Central Park during the first week to see The Gates.
However, images really don’t give one a feel for the experience. I’ve put together something for those of you who really want to know what it was like to come to Central Park on a cold February Saturday afternoon and walk through The Gates.
(If you are having trouble viewing the movie, you may need to update your version of Quicktime. It’s a free download)