Revisiting The Gates in Central Park, NY – 2005


Nine years ago on President’s Day the heavy snow that blanketed Central Park added a wonderful additional element to Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Gates.   A site specific installation that I documented from the first unfurling on the sunny but very cold day of February 12th and that I visited almost daily until the last day on the 27th.  It was a magical experience that I will never forget!  The one day that I will forever remember was on President’s Day – Monday February 21st.  Thankfully, it was a holiday so I had all day to spend in the park to take it all in meandering the many miles of paths from The Meer to The Pond.  That one day was for me as close to a mystical experience without the benefit of hallucinogenics that I have ever experienced !  If I had it to do over again I would have used a large format film camera but a recently purchased small Olympus C 4040Z was all I had at the time….

Below are the best shots of that day set to Vivadi’s violin concerto Winter:


2 comments on “Revisiting The Gates in Central Park, NY – 2005

  1. I remember these pics very well. You gave me two hard copies Great way to end this Sunday with Presidents Day coming tomorrow. To difficult to pick just one favorite ! As usual,great choice on the music. thanks for the tranquil moment.

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