Saturday, 13 November 2010
After breakfast at Pastis we grabbed a coffee from Ninth Street Espresso at Chelsea Market and walked the High Line. It was amazing - we both absolutely loved it! In fact I think it was one of my favorite things in New York.
The High Line was built in the 1930s, as part of a massive public-private infrastructure project called the West Side Improvement. It lifted freight traffic 30 feet in the air, removing dangerous trains from the streets of Manhattan's largest industrial district. No trains have run on the High Line since 1980. Friends of the High Line, a community-based non-profit group, formed in 1999 when the historic structure was under threat of demolition. Friends of the High Line works in partnership with the City of New York to preserve and maintain the structure as an elevated public park.
Text from thehighline.org.
The above photos are a mix of Canon 40D and Kodak Ektar 100, taken by both Sølve and I.