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We've been admiring some gorgeous pictures of last night's start of the Prospect Park in Lights installation on Gothamist Contribute. We love this photograph by Atomische, showing ocean waters created out of lights. According to Prospect Park, "more than half a million light emitting diodes (LEDs) will be used to illuminate four gateways to the Park: Grand Army Plaza, which encompasses the historic Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch and the Bailey Fountain; Bartel-Pritchard Circle; Park Circle; and the Parkside and Ocean Avenue entrance to the Park."

Also, check out these before and after shots by neene and suzun's set. And the lights were switched on by Abigail Zuckerman, the 9 year old daughter of Daily News chairman and publisher Mortimer Zuckerman (the Daily News is sponsoring the Prospect Park lights). Abigail's verdict? "It was cool."

There's also free evening trolley service on the weekends to see all four entrances.

Photograph of "Neptune's Kids" by Atomische on Flickr