Tuesday, July 22, 2008

unnatural wonders in nyc

the waterfalls installation opened a couple of weeks ago here in new york city. designed and created by artist Olafur Eliasson, there are 4 installations in total. i was waiting to post about them until i had seen all of them myself. i finally have -- albeit, mostly from our car -- and i have to say i love them!

the one pictured above is the falls from the brooklyn bridge, viewable from the manhattan side of the bridge. it was my favorite one, and looks as though the waterfalls are running directly from underneath the bridge itself. i thought it was effective and simply lovely.

all the others are free-standing metal structures -- not as beautiful, but definitely effective and interesting. i like this public art installation much more than the gates, which i did not really find to be evocative in person, except from an aerial perspective.

there are boat tours running around lower manhattan to see these falls up close and personal. this website will tell you more about the falls, the artist, and the locations where you can see them. in the meantime, enjoy the photos on the site -- especially if you can't see them in person.

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