February 14, 2005
A gift to New York, a saffron river, a processional walk. All of the above and more. Eddy read this posting and commented: "Saw via Forklore that you trekked uptown for the Gates. Nice photos. While we were watching the unfurling at 86th & CPW on Saturday morning, Christo and Jean-Claude pulled up in their limo, got out and spent about 15 minutes talking to the group that had gathered. After telling everyone to respect the park and not to walk on the grass, he promptly walked across the grass for a photo op with the unfurlers. Anyhow, the Gates created a sense of wonder and (dare I say?) happy community among those in the park. Nice. My son said it looked like an orange car wash." Yes, and I would add, like the protective wrapping round buildings under construction and traffic cones and the vests worn by construction workers, and cops directing traffic--in a word, highly visible, an alert.
Posted by BKG at February 14, 2005 02:01 PM