Christo "The Gates" NYC 2005

Central Park, NYC
February 12-27, 2005

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color me orange

Photos taken February 8, 2005

Photos taken February 12, 2005

"Where have all the Hare Krishnas gone.." variation on Blowin' in the Wind. Nancy Steen

light and wind alter
similar tangerine cloth.
forty hues and forms.

Shakespeare Robert Burns Walter Scott The Sax Player

A glorious happening in Central Park with the sounds of many languages,
as all peacefully enjoyed their own path.

walking under them made me aware of the canopy above me.
will it last when the gates are gone?

earth, seems to me a sterile promontory, this most
excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave
o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted
with golden fire, why, it appears no other thing to
me than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours.
What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason!
Shakespeare: Hamlet, II,ii, l. 311.

Doors And Gates

Doors and gates
Walls and fences
The occasional moat
Obstacles encountered
Along the path
Some strong and forbidding
Others collapsing of themselves
Some easily surmounted
Others seeming unassailable
The progress and measure
Of our journey taken not
By the blockades we meet
But in how we meet them

- Copyright 2004, by Joseph Rohrbach

Sunday in the Park with Christo

A Moving Introduction

A Movie

and the boys, Tommy and Miguel.

Playing Ball

The Great Lawn

Hear and See

© "Doors and Gates" by Joseph Rohrbach 2004
© New Yorker Cover January 24, 2005 by Lorenzo Mattotti