Tuesday, November 27, 2012

High Line

Mom and I had a great Thanksgiving day. We started the day with a trip into New York to walk the High Line and see the 9/11 Memorial. 
The High Line is an old freight rail line, above ground in lower Manhattan.  A few years ago the city saved it as it began to turn it into a park. It is now essentially an amazing boardwalk, of sorts, with bits of old rails, art/sculptures, and amazing landscaping.
It was such a nice break from how one usually walks in the city. No need to stop for cars or at lights. Just a chance to walk, peacefully through taking in the amazing scenery.
We had some amazing views into alley ways and side streets. We could even see clear across the Hudson into NJ.
 All a long the way there were off shoots with benches or areas of terraced seating. So much variety and amazing planning.
 There are some awesome buildings that have been built along the route. Prime, swanky, real estate.
The landscaping was just amazing. Much of it was naturally occurring, the seeds blew onto the route long before the High Line came to be. The natural life was such a nice juxtaposition to the industrial feel that was all around us.
It was such a lovely walk. The weather was perfect and such a nice way to spend part of our Thanksgiving.

10 thoughts on the matter:

Pride In Photos said... {Reply}

What a lovely way to spend thanksgiving day!!! I didn't even know about this walkline. Thank you for sharing.
Laurie

Life with Kaishon said... {Reply}

Tamar! That sounds like such a special part of your day. I love your view. So many pretty things to see. I am thankful for you!

patty said... {Reply}

Beautiful images! Love the colors & that sunflare. Looks like a wonderful way to spend the holiday. Are you from NY? I grew up about an hour NW of Manhatten. Great time of year to be in NY!

patty @ www.findingserendipity.com

Kim C. said... {Reply}

Love the perspective of all of these! Your mom is a cutie, just like you!

Kim Stevens said... {Reply}

Oh my goodness, what a fabulous way to spend part of the day! You did such a great job capturing it all in its essence and I love how there is art everywhere. Thanks for taking us along, loved it!

Nita Davis said... {Reply}

Thanks you so much for sharing your walk, it is absolutely fantastic. Now I have added this to my must see list.

lorik said... {Reply}

I have heard about this but never seen pictures. I enjoyed looking at them - great pics of a great idea!

Melissa Bliss Rich said... {Reply}

What a great time to spend with mom! I would love that ;)

Danelle M said... {Reply}

What a great way to spend Thanksgiving. I'd love to visit New York with my family. Haven't been since I was in about 3rd grade and we lived in New Jersey, and that was a LONG time ago. :)

Sharon said... {Reply}

Fascinating! I had never heard of the High Line. I would love to visit NY and take this route! You and your mom look like sisters. Glad you had a great Thanksgiving!