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The Highline

July 14, 2009

On Sunday I visited the Highline as it was something like its’ “inauguration day”. The Highline is a park built in on top of what used to be the railroad for freight trains passing between Gansevoort street and up to 20th street in the 1930’s.

It is an awesome idea as you now can stroll along 25m above the street, stop to eat an ice-cream – yes they sell ice-cream up there, enjoy the view over the Hudson River or simply relax on one of they sun chairs or benches that are spread out all over.
Here are a few pictures I took but the best would be for you to visit yourself.

They have planted only native plants in the old tracks and it looks very pretty

This could have been a great shot if it was not for the fact that my camera thought this was a good time to run out of battery. In any case, these are glass panes made by an artist who took a shot of the Hudson River surface every minute and then colored the glass in that tone. Very creative.

This ameba was part of the celebrations…
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