At the High Line

Hanging out the other day with Elizabeth, we went to the High Line.

 

The High Line is an abandoned, elevated railroad track, now converted into a linear park.

I’d passed by the High Line several times, but never went there.

 

 

A view from the High Line.

 

 

Lovers enjoying the view.  I don’t think they noticed anyone around them.

 

Despite the winter weather, there were a lot of people hanging out in this unique park.

 

A little bit of black…

 

A little bit of red…

 

 

Sit, relax, take a load off! 

 

 

Enjoy the view and various plants and flowers, which one may not see in a regular park.

Ed. Note:  Thanks to Sara in the comments section, I’ve learned the flower above is Witch Hazel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The glass building in the background was designed by a well-known architect,

whose name has escaped me at the moment.

When I remember, I’ll come back and include it here.

Thanks, Liisa, for giving me his name — Frank Gehry.

 

 

 

 

Lots of interesting ads to be seen, like this one, for a parking garage.

 

 

This is another art exhibit called

The River that Flows Both Ways by Spencer Finch (2009).

Inspired by the Hudson river, basically the color of each glass pane

reflects the colors of the river, especially when the sunlight hits it

 

The Whitney Museum will be moving closer once building construction has been completed.

 

Another exhibit of a building made to look destroyed.  I don’t remember the name of this project.

Seems to be made up of rusted materials and mirrors.

 

 

 

I saw a few birds, including this handsome fella.  Does anyone know what type of bird he is?

 

It was a fun time on the High Line.

 

 

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16 Responses

  1. What an awesome lot of photos you’ve presented here Paz!! Really terrific. I’ve read the history behind the creation of the Highline and its just remarkable.
    Hope you and Elizabeth had a wonderful day and outing!

    February 22, 2013 at 2:47 am

    • Paz UNITED STATES

      Hi Rose: Fascinating history, isn’t. I wouldn’t have thought to turn a railroad track into a park. But it works! Yes, Elizabeth and I always have fun together. Thanks for stopping by.

      Paz

      February 22, 2013 at 3:51 am

  2. Gorgeous clicks! That is such a great place.

    Happy Friday!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

    February 22, 2013 at 3:06 am

    • Paz UNITED STATES

      Thanks Rosa!!! :-)
      Paz

      February 22, 2013 at 3:51 am

  3. Even in winter, the High Line is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your photos.

    February 22, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    • Paz UNITED STATES

      Hi Lydia: I agree with you about its beauty. Thanks for stopping by!

      Paz xoxo

      February 22, 2013 at 4:16 pm

  4. wow! what a nice set of beautiful pictures! you were clearly inspired Paz.
    ; )

    February 23, 2013 at 3:47 am

    • Paz UNITED STATES

      Hi Lily Thank you! :-)
      Paz

      February 23, 2013 at 2:21 pm

  5. the weird one is by frank gehry and it’s the IAC building. i haven’t quite made up my mind whether i like it or not. it does seem little out of place among all that red brick…

    we are having yet another snow storm :(

    hope you’re having a great weekend!

    March 2, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    • Thank you, Liisa, for this information! Much appreciated!
      Paz

      April 1, 2013 at 12:54 pm

  6. Some weeks ago I saw the High Line on Project Runway – how cool to see it on your website, Paz! I like the idea of making old city space into something new and making it accessible for all :)

    Take care!

    March 3, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    • Hi Hanne: I agree with you about being able to use old city space for something new. Definitely, everyone is enjoying it. Thanks for stopping by!

      Paz :-)

      March 3, 2013 at 3:39 pm

  7. Wonderful shots, Paz. The High Line has been on my list of to-shoots for a while. So glad you beat me to it. ; )

    April 1, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    • Susan: Let’s go there, when you have time!

      Paz

      April 1, 2013 at 12:41 pm

  8. Paz, what a wonderful tour of what is definitely on my list for the next time I visit NYC. I have seen a shot or two, but not a real look. I love the window art piece!! And I happen to know the plant with the caption “Enjoy the view and various plants and flowers, which one may not see in a regular park.” It is called Witch Hazel. I’ve only seen it in yellow, but that’s what it is. The yellow one is delightfully fragrant!

    April 7, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    • Hi Sara: I believe you’ll enjoy your visit to the High Line. Thanks for the name of the Witch Hazel flower. That’s really cool!

      Paz

      April 8, 2013 at 9:06 pm

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