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Enveloped: New York’s High Line Park

Remnants of railway track enveloped by lush greenery

Remnants of railway track enveloped by lush greenery

On my last trip to New York City, I was determined to see the newest attraction in town – the High Line. Formerly a disused railroad track, the city borrowed inspiration from the Parisians to convert it into an elevated park. The result is a beautiful park, snaking through the West side of the city, from just below 14th Street, all the way up to 34th Street.

High Line park and the New York City skyline

High Line park and the New York City skyline

The park provides a much-needed green lung to the city. It was great to be able to walk amidst all the lush greenery above and away from all the traffic of the city. Too bad all the honking and blaring of cars and the ever-present sirens couldn’t be tuned out as easily.

Whimsical sculptures on the High Line

Whimsical sculptures on the High Line

One of the things I loved about the High Line was the whimsical artworks scattered throughout the park. This colourful piece is one of my favourites, although if it’s supposed to spell something, I really can’t see what it is.

It’s easy to see why the park gets 5 million visitors a year. After all, why walk on the street, surrounded by belching cars and harried pedestrians when you can take a relaxing stroll through the High Line park?

This post was inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Enveloped.

Practical Information

The High Line park is open from 7a.m. to 7p.m. daily in the winter, with opening hours extended to 10p.m. in the Spring and Fall, and to 11p.m. in the Summer.

There are 11 access points to the park; five of these are equipped with elevators and one with a ramp.

Smoking is not permitted in the park, and unfortunately, neither are dogs.

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This entry was posted on May 19, 2015 by in New York City, North America, Travel, Weekly Photo Challenge and tagged .
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