Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I took a taxi ride down Park Avenue this morning and I was greeted with quite a surprise. Amid the falling snow, an enchanted garden of 38 rose sculptures by the artist Will Ryman appeared along the Park Avenue Mall between 57th and 67th streets.  The Roses, Ryman's new installation, is a series of fanciful floral sculptures that tower up to 25 feet high. The dramatic burst of pink and red blossoms are the perfect pick me up for a bleak winter day!  Come visit-the installation will be blooming until May 31, 2011.






19 comments:

I Dream Of said...

Beautiful! What a lovely surprise. A little bit of spring for cold and snowy Manhattan...

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Fabulous. I wonder how many smiles the installation is responsible for each day? That alone must make Ryman feel good. I would love to be able to write "I took a taxi ride down Park Avenue this morning" and have it be true.

Anne said...

Imagine, these wonderful things just appearing! So glad you are there to tell us about it so we can vicariously love NY!

Splendid Market said...

What a wonderful display!! I love the bumble bee!!

Splendid Sass said...

Just beautiful. You know that I love this.
Hope your week is going well, Barbara.
Teresa
xoxo

pretty pink tulips said...

Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! I feel like a middle schooler who has just learned that Justin Beiber is singing at school assembly!

I MUST come see it! When the snow and my schedule settles down, I'll schedule a day for a viewing...followed by lunch with you! :)

xo Elizabeth

Hamptontoes said...

Another reason why I think NYC is the greatest city in the world...those type of magical surprises are amazing! What a beautiful sight to come upon!

Stylebeat said...

OK, your photos are really good-- did you shoot this? Terrific! So great to see when it is cold and yuck
x

The Buzz said...

Great minds think alike - I just saw these yesterday and wrote about them for tomorrow's post. I'll link your pictures, too!
xxoo

Stitchfork said...

Now that is one impressive bouquet!
xo Cathy

North of 25A said...

Amazing. Sometimes I really miss the city...
Best,
Colleen

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh amazing, enormous & i guess for you "bring on Spring" where here we're sweltering in 40C heat today. Happy Australia Day to you, love Posie

quintessence said...

So fabulous!! Can't wait to see them - going in on Friday! Just love seeing art out and about - should be more of it!!

Judi D said...

Only in New York. "Spring has sprung". Anyone who
feels down has to turn a frown around seeing the
fabulous blooms on Park Ave. What a treat. Thank you Will Ryman for your brilliant art. Kudos to you!

Style Attic said...

The Buzz mentioned to stroll on over here for more of this fabulous show! I was excited because I always love your photographic journal :) Will you stop and smell on for me? XOXO Kel

Town and Country Mom said...

An early Valentine! Great photos, too!

Style Maniac said...

Pure delight! We need these in my city.

p.s. Your blog is a delight as well ... glad to have found you, your "Follower" icon on my blog does not link to this site.

Leigha said...

This is gorgeous...what a way to welcome spring!

Leigha

Jamie Herzlinger said...

Stunning post on the flowers on Park Ave! Thanks also for the post on the gift show!
Great following you!
Jamie Herzlinger