Sunday, October 17, 2010

High Line Garden

One afternoon after visiting the Chelsea galleries, John and I climbed up to the High Line Garden that runs from Ganesvoort Ave to West 20th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues in New York City. Eventually the garden will extend all the way to West 34th St.
The plantings have matured wonderfully since we first visited the garden days after it opened in 2009. The structure is actually an abandoned, raised railway line that once serviced the buildings in the old Meatpacking District.
Now it's a wonderful public space, planted with native plants and offering New Yorkers a place to relax, even sunbathe in the core of the city above the streets of Chelsea.
It's position near the Hudson River offers great views. We found ourselves using it  regularly as a quick and scenic route to and from Lower Manhattan and our hotel on West 23rd Street.
Every visit offered new views at different times of day and in all kinds of weather. Don't miss it when you visit the Big Apple.

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