Today I’m going back to some photos I took over 2 years ago, of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s public art project, The Gates. At the time, I was just leaving my job at Newsweek, which was right by the park (which made for some lovely lunches!). I went out every day and took photos, and on weekends I would roam to the other parts of the park to see more. I even went on opening day to see the unfurling, dragging different people with me at different times. Say what you will about the piece, but I loved that it made me go outside and follow the orange trail all throughout the park. Here are what were some of my favorites (they are still hanging around on my site’s server, I haven’t revisited the photos because they’re on a disc in a box somewhere!).
And, as a little extra, here’s a self portrait I took on the train on the way to meet Paul. I was so excited sitting on the subway and then I noticed the light on the seat, and the organic quality of the skirt next to the plastic subway seat.