Posts Tagged 'railroad'

the highline_etc

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Beautiful sky behind the railing

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Edge of the railing.  Fond of its simplicity

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More blue sky…

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Building overhead…just cutting through…

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hmmm….how is that plant growing??

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I really liked this building for some reason!

 

(images by: vivien chin)

the highline_keep it wild

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Some examples of the various flowers and vegetation you can see up on the Highline.  And along the way you will see these little signs asking you to “Keep It Wild.  Keep On the Path”, which is ever so slightly sad because one of my favorite things about parks is being able to sit on the grass and you can’t really do that here, but that’s ok.  Still a really great place to be!!

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A little ladybug that landed on my sunglasses and decided to migrate to my skirt.  Very cute.

 

(images by: vivien chin)

the highline_meeting the paving

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The pavers reach out like fingers to intertwine with the vegetation, gravel, and railroad tracks up on the Highline.  Very nice way to meet the landscaping and existing railroad tracks, fading out as they reach further out for the “paths”.

the highline_lounging over 10th

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Hovering over 10th ave is a portion of the Highline with wood, stepped seating where you can lounge and watch the cars passing from under you.  It’s a pretty nice little seating area where you can sit and car/people watch those below on the street level.

 

(images by: vivien chin)

the highline_open spaces

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The more open spaces of the Highline. 

 

(images by: vivien chin)

the highline_coming and going

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Went to the Highline today on this beautiful day.  Location: the Meatpacking District.  The Highline was orginally an elevated set of railroad tracks running along the West Side of Manhattan through a few buildings.  After the trains on them stopped being used 30 years ago, they were left abandoned and overgrown with wild vegetation.  Now it has been converted into an elevated park that opened up within the last couple weeks.  The design of the park is by firm, Diller Scofidio + Renfro.  The entire length park is not open yet, but a portion of it going up to about 20th st. is open to the public.  The remaining length of the elevated park with open up in phases as they are completed.  The main entry (and currently the only entry open) is pictured above and located at the intersection of Gansevoort St. and Washington St.  The Highline is about 1.5 miles long and is really a great outdoor space to stroll along and just relax.  I really enjoyed my outing there today.

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Exit stairs of the park lined with corten steel.

 

(images by: vivien chin)


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