Thursday, August 1, 2013

NYC - The High Line

 

 

The High Line is an amazing park and 1.45 mile walking path made beautiful, from a former elevated railroad platform. Its location, in the heart of the neighborhood of Chelsea, makes it even more striking, as the backdrop of the buildings frame the beauty of the flowers and plants. It was one of the things that I really wanted to experience on our trip to New York City and the whole time I was walking and snapping photos, I was in awe that such beauty and serenity could have been created from something so industrial and harsh.

There are many pieces of sculpture throughout, giving interest to your walk.

It is in pristine condition and we saw many gardeners from The Friends of The High Line working on maintaining the lovely flowers and plants.

The rail lines are evident throughout and used as a reminder to what came before.

Truly an oasis in the heart of the city - an example of urban revitalization at its best.

 

Happy Thursday! Tomorrow my last New York post - restaurants and shopping :-)

 

Linking with The Tablescaper, Oh The Places I've Been

 

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures of a great area! Have a great day!

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  2. What an interesting thing to make out of the old lines. They are getting ready to make a bike path/prairie garden on some old abandon railways in Chicago.

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  3. Beautiful. Yes, a bit of suburbia in the city.

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  4. The High Line looks like another park to visit in the city . . . Sounds like you were able to maintain plenty of walking while there. I am enjoying your NYC posts!

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  5. Ah yes, life in the city is great when a little bit of country comes along!...:)JP

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  6. Oh, I so want to go. I frequently go to NYC but have yet to get the High Line. It's on my list and your photos make me want to go that much more.

    Great to have you at "Oh, the PLACES I've been!".

    - The Tablescaper

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  7. I've always wanted to visit the High Line. Thanks for the photo tour. I like that they didn't totally cover up the rails.

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  8. What a great place, I would never have suspected a garden to be there!

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  9. And I thought I knew New York!! Never heard of this and now it's on my "must see" list for our next visit in the far off future.

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  10. Beautiful photos Vicki! So glad you had a nice time:) Happy weekend to you!

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  11. Wow, I love this! I wish other big cities would do something similar. Going to NYC is on our bucket list, & you have definitely added some fuel to the fire. Your pics have been so beautiful!

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