sunday in the park


Let's hop into the way back machine to February, 2005

It was cold in Central Park standing atop Belvedere Castle
looking out over the lake and taking in the amazing
created by Christo and his muse/wife, the late, Jean-Claude
enabled by Mayor Michael Bloomberg
these fabulous orange 'flags' brightened a dreary winter park
and brought New Yorkers and tourists alike to view
and interact with one another
It really was a magical time.

33 comments:

  1. Oh, I remember this! I read about it and saw some beautiful photos.
    We must go to this castle.

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  2. Oh, I do believe it! What a stunning shot Daryl! I love visiting NYC with you =)
    xoxox

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  3. That was 5 years ago?!!
    Anyway - beautiful.

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  4. you captured it so beautifully
    really shows off how the color flowed

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  5. As pretty as those bright flags are in contrast to the winter landscape, my eyes are drawn to the curvy lines in the lake.

    Great shot, as always.

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  6. Awesome! I was so sad when she died last year. Way too soon....

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  7. I can't believe that was 5 years ago! I remember seeing it in the news. Very cool capture!

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  8. Was that four years ago? It seems like yesterday.

    Love this photo, Daryl. It's quite different than some of your recent work and gives a whole new perspective of the city.

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  9. Beautiful picture...at a great angle! It doesn't seem like that long ago really!!

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  10. Saw a clip of that the other day. Probably in tribute to his wife.
    Would have been fun to have been there in '05!

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  11. Seems like I remember hearing about this way back when. Very cool photo by the way.

    What was the show that had the Way Back Machine in it? That's been driving me nuts ever since the last time you used that phrase. (Or somebody did anyway. I'm assuming it was you.)

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  12. I remember The Gates, but was never able to see them up close and personal. They were so beautiful. (and what is this about the "late" Jean-Claude?)

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  13. Seems like yesterday...time passes so quickly.
    Joyce

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  14. I can't believe it was back in 2005...doesn't seem so long ago really! How the time flies!
    Good shot Daryl!

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  15. speaking of drapping things with fabric....You should stop by the blog and see this years Miss B calendar....it was taken around your city....I think you'll appreciate it....you do have to go back past two newer posts.....

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  16. Wow.. that's wonderful. It almost looks like autumn at first glance. Great shot.

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  17. Daryl, I couldn't believe it when I saw your post today- love Christo too!

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  18. What a colorfully BEAUTIFUL view of the park on a lovely day from the past with the NY skyline in the distance!
    Hugs and blessings,

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  19. Yep, it was truly stunning! Nice capture.

    There's a great behind-the-scenes HBO documentary worth watching: 'The Gates'. Truly an insider's view into the artists' process. And what's incredible is how much opposition this project actually faced, before coming into being.
    It's available on HBO On Demand where I am. Or check the link here: http://www.hbo.com/docs/programs/thegates/index.html.
    And now, yes, history has been made:)

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  20. I remember reading about that and thought - how fantastic!

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  21. I love this shot. The orange flags do brighten up the park but even without them this shot captures the park and city in winter so well.

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  22. gotta love art in public spaces...a great thing. and this sure did enliven the atmosphere.
    have a fab evening.

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  23. How did I miss this yesterday! Great shot and what a wonderful idea to brighten up winter.

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