Monday, January 12, 2015

The High Line

Uber took us to school with Kylie, then we began our walk on the nearby High Line as she scooted in the door to class.  "The High Line is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan's West Side.  It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th and 12th Avenues."  The Friends of the High Line group write that description on their home page, invite folks to join, and promote activities for the 5 million people who visit the High Line Park each year.

Most people walk, some run.  The ever-changing scenery is one reason this rail system was saved.

We saw one of the ubiquitous water tanks.

A new building was being started.  How many floors will it have?

As we sauntered along, we were treated to a lot of art.

It was mid fall when we were there, and the foliage was becoming very colorful.

It was interesting to look down the cross streets.  To the west we could see New Jersey and nearly to Brooklyn in the east.

At the bottom of the High Line we kept walking from the Meatpacking District to the West Village.  There I saw the White Horse Tavern, a place my old friend Dave Jones took me the first time I ever visited New York City in 1988.

1 comment:

  1. I've read about the High Line for years,glad you we're able to walk it!