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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The High Line

How was your summer? I know summer isn't officially over yet, but it feels like it.

Howard and I were fortunate enough to visit New York City during the first week of September. It was a nice break before the rush - and we got to see New Yorkers hurry everywhere. But it was hard going back to work this week in Toronto. We had to unpack, grocery shop, pack lunches, and settle back into our regular routines. It always amazes me how much traffic increases and how much more people our public transit has to hold!

But enough about that, let's talk about the High Line, a public park that was built on an historic freight rail line above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. We started the park at West 30th Street and walked all the way to Gansevoort Street.

Howard may have said that I "tricked" him into walking 20 blocks. But what a beautiful and easy walk it was! And it turned out that he was the one who pointed out this apartment window:
What a sense of humour this resident must have. I don't know if it's a sticker, poster, or personal artwork, but we had a good chuckle over it. And it looks so realistic!

The colours here are amazing! You can even see the paint cans still lined up below the artwork.

This was the view from the first viewing platform facing a semi-quiet intersection.

Like how they did their fences here. It doesn't have to be all wire to keep the tourists out!

Doesn't it look like we're standing in a meadow? If you look closely, you'll see some orange butterflies!

There's just something about these apartment buildings that I love. Maybe because they're almost tucked away by the trees, but still have a view of the High Line park.

Shapes? Letters?

Tiny little monkeys sitting on a bench.

A lot of people had the same idea as we did that day. Look at this high line of tourists!

Lawn and ledges.

Wish that the flowers were facing us!

Another butterfly. Spotted by a child trying to get her parent's camera.

The sundeck and water feature is very neat. Half of the path is submerged in water to the delight of those in flip-flops.

I just thought it was a pretty neat bridge.

Looking out into the water, this was taken near Pier 54.

Little food stalls along the way. Gelato, pops, tacos!

The view from 10th Avenue Square. If you get the chance, we highly recommend that you visit and explore the High Line!

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