Not long ago, my friend (and prize-winning author) Nicholas Basbanes posted on Facebook a stunning long-distance photograph of the Gates, a work of art which had taken 20 years for the artist Christo to bring to fruition in New York's Central Park in 2005.
And on the last day, as I was taking photos, the saffron panels contrasted beautifully with the new-fallen snow.
People Peering at Picasso")
Look at the fun that people of all ages are having interacting with the Gates, above. (This was before the age of selfies, remember.)
And here's Nick Basbanes' wonderful photograph (below) that set me hunting to find mine after all these years. Thanks Nick!
By the way, Christo has just revealed his latest art project, "The Floating Piers", connecting two small islands in Northern Italy for 16 days, starting June 18. I don't think I'll make it there, but at least I have my memories of the Gates, from 11 years ago.
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