Saturday, June 20, 2009

High Line/Say goodbye to Tallulah, Bailey*

We had been waiting for the High Line to open for ever.
And it's wonderful.
Such a meld of post-industrial chic
and nature.

It's been written about all over the place ---
an old railway line above the streets.

Flowers and grasses planted between old railway ties.

Coneflowers against superannuated windows.
You can glimpse the river between the buildings here
and lots of river nearer 14th Street.
Lots and lots of people.

*Mother to small child. Overheard at the 20th St. exit.


  1. ARGH! I SO wanted to get there yesterday but ended up (after getting a hair cut in midtown)wandering up/down Fifth, Sixth Aves taking shots of those lovely little water fall parks.. now I am not working on Fridays this summer maybe we can go to the High Line together

  2. I never knew about the High's lovely, like a walking path in a meadow in the city!

  3. Love that last shot, Elizabeth!

    Oh, and I am hoping to do the mug shots on Monday. Thanks for telling me!

  4. Saw info in the High Line on the news. Great way to make a great city even better. Someday I'll be there.

  5. What a beautiful addition to the world's greatest city. I can't wait to see it.

  6. Such a perfect idea!! I love the colour of those coneflowers, too.

  7. Wow, it's so beautiful!!! What a fabulous idea.

  8. How fun to be able to go there. Last time I was with you, I saw the High Line from below. ;-)


  9. Fabulous. The more green space we can make in our cities, the better - and this is a very classy green space. (or is that greenspace?)

  10. What a genius idea, and ever evolving with the seasons - wonderful!

  11. What a lovely idea Elizabeth. Here we have linear parks on what used to be old railway lines but i love the idea of one up in the air. Wish it had been there to see when we were there.

  12. looks lovely!!

    and makes a hell of a lot more sense than lawn chairs in the middle of Times Square ;)

  13. I didn't know anything about this . . and had to do a bit of Googling to educate myself.

    Your description and pictures make it look so appealing!

  14. We had something similar open up in Detroit recently, too - it's an old rail line turned into a biking/hiking trail called the Dequindre Cut Greenway. It's not as nice looking as the High Line, but still pretty cool.

  15. This is amazing. I am sure you know they do this to old railway lines here but never seen an overhead one done like this. Brilliant.


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