Strawberry Fields Forever

October 9, 2006

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peaceYou may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Had he not been killed by Mark David Chapman in 1980, this would have been his 66th birthday. Today his admirers gathered at Strawberry Fields, the teardrop-shaped space in Central Park created as a memorial, to remember John Lennon.

Throughout the day, dozens of musicians brought their instruments to the circular black and white mosaic that says, simply, Imagine. There, accompanied by fans from around the world, they sang and played in honor of the man, his music and his memory.

Imagine mosaic Posted by Picasa

Musicians gather at Strawberry Fields Posted by Picasa

Fans sing along Posted by Picasa

Imagine – click on the arrow above to view

  • Central Park Conservancy: Strawberry Fields
  • John Lennon: Official Site

  • Is That a Smile I See?

    October 9, 2006

    While walking past a house on Manhattan’s Upper East side, I saw something out of the corner of my eye. I stopped, went back and photographed this architectural detail. I think it looks as though the stone is smiling. What do you think?

    In front of 38 West 76th Street Posted by Picasa

    Mirror, Mirror

    October 9, 2006

    Anish Kapoor’s monumental Sky Mirror is now on display in the Channel Gardens at Rockefeller Center. The massive, tilted piece, assembled from sections of highly polished stainless steel, stands three stories tall. The Indian-born artist describes the work as a “non-object,” a work of art that suggests a window or void and seems to disappear into its surroundings.

    Despite its size, the combination of its reflective qualities, the curving surfaces and the angle at which it is displayed distort the viewer’s perceptions. The closer one stands, the more difficult it is to discern the edges and boundaries and to see where Sky Mirror begins and ends.

    Walk around it and you’ll see the effects of the changing light and angle; one moment the sculpture stands out distinctly from the nearby buildings, the next it appears to blend into its surroundings, and finally it almost completely vanishes.

    Sky Mirror will remain at Rockefeller Center until October 27. See it soon — before it disappears.

    As seen from Fifth Avenue Posted by Picasa

    Reflecting the office towers Posted by Picasa

    Standing close to the base Posted by Picasa

    Banner at Rockefeller Center Posted by Picasa

    Viewed from Fifth Avenue at dusk Posted by Picasa

  • About Sky Mirror
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Public Art Fund: Kapoor

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