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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Walkway, Sculpture and Views . . .


The High Line
New York City
   
"An elevated freight railroad
above tenth and eleventh avenues,
abandoned in 1980, 
has been turned into a park and promenade.
. . .  There are benches, sun loungers, art works
and views over the Hudson waterfront . . .'
 
taken from
Foder's
25 BEST
New York
 
more information can be found at
 
This was the one sight I wanted and waited to see while in NYC.
         The final morning in New York we took off for the Highline.
      It was well work the wait and definitely a highlight of our trip.
 
I heard about The High Line from
when she mentioned it a few months ago
when she was in NYC. 
It is a breath of fresh air in the midst of all the city fast pace.
 
I am warning you, photo overload to follow..
 
 
I heard this melodic bird a few minutes into our walk
and had to look around a bit before I found him.
I have been trying and trying for bird close ups back home,
I can't believe I was able to get this photo, on a whim, while in the city..
I hope one of you can identify the bird for me.
 

 
berries and blooms
every where we looked
 

 



 




 
 
 
 
 
sculpture and design
 
 
 



 


 
 

greens and grasses

 
 
 

 
walkaway
 


 
 
 

things to see
 

 


 
 

Jack and Lynne
thanks for walking along with us
~
 

19 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Lynne Thanks for taking us along on your walk to see both the city views but especially the wonderful greenery and lovely grasses.

MarmePurl said...

I do so love going on walks. Thank you Lynne and Jack!

Rain said...

Oh I miss NYC so much! Thanks for the beautiful photos Lynne! Glad you had such a great trip !
Rain

Musings from Kim K. said...

What a lovely little sanctuary. Your photos really do it justice.

Rain said...

Oh I miss NYC so much! Thanks for the beautiful photos Lynne! Glad you had such a great trip !
Rain

Rain said...

Oh I miss NYC so much! Thanks for the beautiful photos Lynne! Glad you had such a great trip !
Rain

Kerin said...

What a beautiful garden oasis, in the midst of a giant city.
Beautiful!

Warm wishes, my friend.

Kerin

TexWisGirl said...

what a neat place! a great way to use that area and give the birds and wildlife a place to thrive.

i think that looks like a mockingbird.

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

How fun to see it in the fall, since I was there in the summer! The berries are so colorful and pretty :-)

babs said...

Wow, it looks like it was wonderful, thanks for sharing.

missy said...

Looks like a mockingbird to me..They can sound like any bird...Love that sign about raising babies LOL..great pics..

Lois said...

Lovely walk through New York.

Sarah Huizenga said...

Looks like a lovely bit of peacefulness in the middle of the busy city.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I remember hearing about this years ago when they started to build it. It's amazing, and yes, it's on my bucket list of places to see.

I love that in the middle of one of the worlds busiest cities, there is life, and restoration.

Brings hope to all of those big cities.

Jen

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Love how that city puts beautiful things to see in every nook and cranny. :)

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi Lynne,

Such pretty foliage!
Thanks for taking us along on your walk.

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Pamela Gordon said...

Missed this one Lynne. Lovely photos of the plant life in the big city and the artwork etc. I really want to do the Skyline one day.

Laurette said...

Beautiful photos of your trip. I sure enjoyed looking at them. I wish I could take photos like that myself. Laurette.

eileeninmd said...

Lynne, what a pretty place for a walk. I love the plants and sculptures. I think Tex is right about the Mockingbird, maybe a young one. Thanks for sharing your NYC trip. Have a happy day!