The Gates

Central Park awash in saffron as `The Gates' open wide

They're just wild about saffron in New York. The biggest art project in the city's history is drawing visitors to Central Park, where 75-hundred gates along 23 miles of footpaths are draped in saffron-colored fabric banners.

The artists bill the project known as "The Gates" as "a visual golden river." The creation of Christo and Jeanne-Claudestretches along 23 miles of footpaths. One woman who came from Switzerland just to see the exhibit calls it "poetry in motion."

The Gates will be open for 16 days. Tens of thousands of art lovers and the merely curious are expected to visit.