Sunday, 8 October 2017

A trip of extremes 3

I will never forget the blast of heat
 as we stepped out onto the roof garden of the Met,
so deceived had we been by the cool interior.

And there were Adrián Villar Rojas' heatstroke victims,
3D models,

huddled in sparse shade

 and collapsed over dining tables

clutching replicas of objects from the Met collection.

How relieved we were later to find 
the Conservatory garden in Central Park
in the relative cool of the evening.


  1. How incredible, how hot was it?

    1. I think high 90s at street level, but that exposed roof with all the glaring white sculptures must have been even hotter. The visitors were clinging to any available shade.

  2. They've taken shelter under a mushroom ?
    Mind you , I'd so much rather have stifling heat than the driving rain we're enduring ...

    1. I'm not sure if it was a mushroom or a crab shell. Yes rain would have brought its own difficulties.

    2. You're right , of course ... it is a crab shell . Not one's first choice for a parasol , perhaps .