New York City's High Line on an Evening in May, 2013
We're just back from our first trip to New York City in many years. Seeing the High Line was a priority and it far exceeded all of my expectations - one of the best urban experiences we've ever had anywhere. I've finished up a set of about 70 shots that starts at the southern end of the park and slowly works northward to the present end at 30th Street. If you have time, the SLIDESHOW takes about 8 minutes. (It took me a while to relearn how to run slideshows, etc., with the new Flickr webdesign)
"The High Line's planting design 9by international luminaries like Piet Oudolf) is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew on the out-of-use elevated rail tracks during the 25 years after trains stopped running. The species of perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees were chosen for their hardiness, sustainability, and textural and color variation, with a focus on native species. Many of the species that originally grew on the High Line's rail bed are incorporated into the park's landscape."
From the Wikipedia article:
"The High Line is a 1-mile New York City linear park built on a 1.45-mile section of the former elevated New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line, which runs along the lower west side of Manhattan; it has been redesigned and planted as an aerial greenway. A similar project in Paris (the nearly 3 mile Promenade plantée, completed in 1993) was the inspiration for this project. The High Line Park currently runs from Gansevoort Street, three blocks below West 14th Street, in the Meatpacking District, up to 30th Street, through the neighborhood of Chelsea to the West Side Yard, near the Javits Convention Center."