Manhattan’s own San Gabriel Mountains

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If you’re visiting Manhattan before Oct. 24, you can camp out among the majestic San Gabriels.

Geographically confusing, but true.

Environmental artist Fritz Haeg has created “Dome Colony X in the San Gabriels,” an 8,000-square-foot installation at X Initiative art space in Chelsea.

The project invites visitors to populate a “mountain colony” of dome tents arranged around a circular stage. A silhouette of the San Gabriel Mountains covers the surrounding walls.

Last year, Haeg designed a local “Edible Estates” installation at Descanso Gardens. That project was based on his book “Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn,” which challenges landowners to replace traditional grass yards with sustainable gardens.

Above, “Dome Colony X in the San Gabriels,” installation view at X Initiative, New York. Below, the image and silhouette of the San Gabriels. (Photos courtesy of Fritz Haeg and X Initiative)

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