The High Line

Our last day in New York was a short day, with time for a little sight seeing in the morning, a late check-out, lunch, and then off to the airport. The High Line was only about a dozen blocks from our hotel, so we decided to walk over, and then walk the length of the park.

The High Line is an old elevated rail line down the west side of Manhattan, that has been converted into a park. It is quite interesting to see just how much variety can be included in what is actually a very small area. The long narrow space could have been a major handicap, but they have managed to use it to advantage.

The park includes trees…


… and flowers.


But just beyond the flowers you will typically have buildings.


Of course, the flowers attract bees, and butterflies.


One of the more interesting things about The High Line, at least for me, is that if offers an unusual perspective on the city.


It also provides a view of some very interesting buildings that you don’t usually see.


And of course, the city offers an interesting backdrop to the flowers in the park.


All along The High Line there are look-outs where you can stop and view the city.


… or the river.


We also came across a wedding party as we walked along. At first I thought they had come to the park for wedding photos, but on our way back I realized they were having the wedding in the park.


I have to assume that the champagne came later.

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9 Responses to The High Line

  1. libbycole007 says:

    Gorgeous photos, particularly the macro shots!

  2. Anabel Marsh says:

    Fabulous post. I haven’t been to New York for a long time and only a small part of this park was open. I need to go back to explore!

  3. You definitely should. Come to think of it, I should as well. Two days isn’t even enough to scratch the surface.

  4. Thank you. I love taking macro shots … when they turn out. Glad to hear that some of these did.

  5. One of my favorite walks in Manhattan. Just a bit too crowded lately.. 🙂

  6. Completely agree – on both counts. But then, it’s hard to find anywhere in Manhattan that isn’t a bit too crowded…

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