June 30, 2011

The Highline

Last weekend I got to walk The Highline, and walk the newly opened section 2. The park is a wonderful New York experience, it doesn't seem like a it should be a big deal walking it, now from 14th st. to 30th st., but it is. It makes you stop and take in views you normally wouldn't. I remember somehow Toshiki and I gaining access about 30 years ago when it was an abandoned railway overgrown with weeds, and even then thinking it was magical.

We have had a lot of rain recently, and the wild flowers were magnificent.

Even the gone by ones, at dusk.

The birdhouses are sleek and modern, quite fitting to the neighborhood, but apparently still unoccupied. Must be the rent is just too damn high!

Unless you get there today, you will miss the first in this billboard series "Landscape with Path". This first piece by Joel Sternfeld, is a view of railroad in May of 2000.

Shadows of people walking The Highline on a building just east of it.

Another sunset, and we reach 30th as night falls, and Rainbow City, a place for kids to play.

1 comment:

Cecilia said...

This is on my to-do list next time I'm in the city....magnificent photos!