On Sunday I went into the City to walk The High Line with friends. Somehow I must have missed it’s opening. I started to hear about it sometime last year, snippets here and there of people who’d said they’d been, articles about it in the NY Times. I’ve been wanting to walk it for a few months now, and this Sunday turned out to be the perfect day with sunny and crisp, fall-like weather. So, another item checked off my post BC bucket list!
For any of you who haven’t been, The High Line is an old abandoned railroad trestle that spans the West side of New York City from 20th & 10th Avenue all the way down to Gansevoort in the old meat packing district. The tracks were out of use for years and it had gotten all over-run and had become pretty much an eyesore. Now it’s been transformed into this beautiful walking path all along the West side. The natural plantings are amazing; very wild and yet it’s clear there was a lot of planning that went into them. The train tracks are still there, among the flowers and plantings (see above) and the whole walk way is an interesting mix of metal train tracks, stone, wood and natural plantings.