Sunday, October 19, 2008

The New York City Waterfalls

Recently, I had the privilege of viewing the New York City Waterfalls created by artist Olafur Eliasson a week before their dismantling on 10/13. The man-made waterfalls in the New York Harbor were situated along the shorelines of Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Governor's Island. Hope you enjoy! All photos taken by David Buck, Engineer at WNYC Radio Station in Manhattan.


They ranged from 90 to 120-feet tall.




And were on display from June 26 through October 13, 2008.







What was profound to me is our ability to continuously create such beauty, rather than destroy. Petra

10 comments:

i beati said...

oh realaly I didn't know they were down so a pic when they first went up lovely though reminds me of north N/ Y.

Mama Zen said...

Those are amazing!

Hello Mary Lou said...

Awesome!

morton said...

I didn't even know those existed. That's pretty sweet.

PV said...

Cool. Interesting use of scaffolding. I often wonder where people get these ideas. Neat and yes, it's always nicer to see something neat, unique, and/or creative than to watch/listen to all the negativity we seem to be collectively embracing at times. It is harder to build up than to tear down!

tipper said...

Petra-I've never heard of the man made waterfalls-but they are lovely.

Haroun said...

If others also realised the beauty of creating!
I am Chandini's friend.

Mama Zen said...

Thank you so much for the awesome card. It's amazing! I can't wait to show Baby Puppy; she's going to love it!

Sandra Carvalho said...

Dear Petra
Thanks for passing by and also for your lovely comment! ;)
These are some really awesome shots!It has never crossed my mind to see something like that in New York.
Hope you're having a great day.
Take care.
~Sandra~

Mary said...

I never been to New York city before they sure are neat. Never left Florida yet.