Saturday, July 7, 2012

On The High Line

2012-07-06 NYC 1

Back in the 1920s, the New York Central Railroad had a line at street level on the lower west side of Manhattan. The area was industrial back then. The rail line was dangerous on the crowded streets so the company built an elevated trestle, the High Line. The service eventually fell into disuse. In the last few years it was transformed into a brilliant park space. The views of the city and Hudson River are stunning; the gardens are a delight. Some of the most interesting views are just off to the sides. These are a few samples.

The bottom picture is the obligatory shot looking up from the ground floor of the Guggenheim Museum, Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece.

Back home this afternoon, and back to visiting my friend's blogs.

2012-07-06 NYC 4 (Highline)

2012-07-06 NYC 5

2012-07-06 NYC 7


Oakland Daily Photo said...

The Guggenheim photo is stunning. said...

When you travel, your photos capture the sense of place so well.

William Kendall said...

That Guggenheim one is spectacular!

I was saying to someone a few days back about how New York is a city with real personality to it, something lacking in other places.

Wayne said...

The building sized poster is by JR. The subject's name is Brandon Many Ribs.

I was impressed by JR's work since I first saw it in NYC.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love the first shot Bob, and yes I totally agree, God is definitely never around to help with the parking problems. The Guggenheim was a highlight in my son's visit to NY.