Hello, and welcome to our second installation of Let’s Go: a fun, informative and photo-heavy column in which I tell you Where To Go . . . in NYC, for summer sun and fun! This week, we are taking an early evening walk on the NYC High Line, a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. The High Line runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, and snakes along between 10th and 12th Avenues.
Geoffrey and I can often be seen travelling to and from the Chelsea Galleries via the High Line because, while it is usually way crowded at this time of year, it is still less congested than walking at street level, where you have to stop for traffic lights and look out for cars and idiots playing Pokemon Go.
This walk took place on a Saturday night in June, at around 7 PM. Please enjoy!
First of all, would not even believe the variety of gorgeous flowers, and flowering trees and plants, that you will see sprouting up just everywhere. It is like a botanical garden of urban delights.
This tree looks like it has dandelion puffs all up in its branches. Dandelion Tree!
What kind of plant has pods like this? I want to know. To me they look like gnocchi.
As I walk along, I enjoy taking artsy fartsy photos of the tops of buildings. You may recognize the tall silver one.
It is cool to test the zoom capability of your camera’s lens by taking spy photos into the windows of luxury high rise buildings that border the path. Super fun.
This is an elevation shot of the HL 23 Building, which you can also see just left of center in this post’s top photo.
This curved residential building — soon to be full of multi-million dollar condominiums — was designed by the late architect Zaha Hadid. You can read more about the building at This Link.
I don’t know what these are, but they sure do smell good.
You may feel like you are in the country, but you’re not. You’re in the jungle, baby!
Sometimes you can find interesting graffiti; sometimes, not so much. These little dudes that look like dancing bulls; I see them everywhere.
You can also see many different kinds of legitimate Public Art on, or from, the High Line, most of which was commissioned specifically for the park.
If you walk all the way to the end of the High Line, close to Javits Center it is a good place to watch the sunset over the Hudson River.
This not the best photo of a sunset ever taken, but you get the idea.
While it is still summer, you should take a walk on the High Line.