Under cover of wildlife, I am sneaking in photos of London’s latest public work of art. So, here is a wildlife photo to justify the posting:
The bird of course is a heron, and the water is the Serpentine in Hyde Park, but why is it purple? The answer is that Christo has just created this enormous mastaba made of oil drums in a red/pink/purple palette, which will be there for the next three months.
The wildlife are inimpressed:
But also undisturbed by their new view:
I first saw it on a grey day, and it felt like an intrusion, but on a sunny morning like today, it is rather joyful, so why not embrace it, as many others seemed to do.
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Thanks for sharing. I was wondering about it and am impressed that you have decided to embrace it.
Lovely! How many oil drums? Built on a frame, or solid packed? Sure hope they were cleaned and sealed…
Very good questions, and here are some answers!