As workers with respirators wait on the scaffolding for cleaning products to be passed up to them, Mr. Garrison seems a bit concerned.
Rest assured sir, they mean you no harm. This is a crew of conservators from Rika Smith McNally & Associates hired by the Friends of the Public Garden to give the statue a check-up and perform and annual cleaning and maintenance.
Earlier in the week, Rika spotted the potential for damage on the top of Mr. Garrison's head and perhaps that called for stronger cleaning materials than the mild ones this group normally uses.
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Words: Penny & Ed Cherubino
Photography: © 2015 Ed Cherubino