NEW YORK CITY: HIGH LINE VIEWS

New York City: A walk on the Highline | minamoka.com

 

We came back from a great week in New York City a week ago and were expected by a huge pile of work and sick children, so I was forced to keep it a little quiet around here. Yesterday I had a minute to go through my pictures to see if there was anything I could show you here - I didn't plan any blogposts before, I prefer to travel without any pressure to produce something...

These are some impressions from our walk on the High Line in Chelsea. The High Line is a former freight rail line that has been turned into a public park and is one of the newer attractions of the city that didn't exist yet the last time I was in New York in 2002. I had heard so much about it and was really looking forward to seeing it with my own eyes. Even though it's always full of tourists it is a calm and quiet place (instead of traffic all you hear is the clicking of countless cameras) in the middle of the city and a great place to relax and enjoy  an unusual perspective - or just an easy shortcut from Chelsea to Midtown.

 

New York City: A walk on the High Line | minamoka.com
New York City: A walk on the High Line | minamoka.com
New York City: A walk on the Highline | minamoka.com

 

This work by Gilbert and George on the High Line's billboard at the corner of 10th avenue and West 18th street (which is part of the High Line's art program) is a reproduction of their work Waking.

 

New York City: A walk on the Highline | minamoka.com
New York City: A walk on the High Line | minamoka.com
New York City: A walk on the Highline | minamoka.com

 

Oh, these days went by much too fast... 

 

Have a good week everyone! 

 

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Comments: 7
  • #1

    Judith (Monday, 30 September 2013 12:17)

    Brass Monkey... that funky monkey! Thanks for putting that song into my head ;) I never visited the High line either, but it looks like a refreshing NYC perspective. Although I'm not sure about all the tourists and clicking cameras. I hope you'll share more of your trip to NYC (but no pressure, of course!).

  • #2

    minamoka (Monday, 30 September 2013 12:19)

    Hi Judith - Yeah right, no pressure ;) There's more to come, but I need some time!

  • #3

    gudy herder (Monday, 30 September 2013 13:24)

    I have heard a lot and seen several pictures too.But your take is more graphical and that's interesting to see. Glad you had some fab days! Are the kids ok by now? xx

  • #4

    minamoka (Tuesday, 01 October 2013 22:57)

    Hi Gudy, thank you - the kids are fine now, but I'm tired...

  • #5

    Doris (Thursday, 03 October 2013 16:28)

    You take such originally graphic photos Lena. I enjoyed the walk along the high lines, so lovely to see another side of NY other than Times Square and then Empire State Building. I look forward to seeing more posts. xD

  • #6

    Claudia @ DesignClaud (Saturday, 05 October 2013 06:58)

    Hi Lena, you take such great artistic photos. They look great! I hope I can go to NY one day too, must be amazing!! xx

  • #7

    minamoka (Monday, 07 October 2013 12:33)

    Thank you Doris and Claudia for your comments! Have a good week!


 

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