Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thursday Challenge—"park"

Farsighted people took this
abandoned elevated railway . . .

. . . planted native grasses, trees, and
wildflowers among the railroad ties . . .

. . . and created the High Line, one of my fave NYC
parks. There were lots of people who argued
against this project. I wonder what they think now
when they see what a huge success it is, and how it
has revitalized a big section of the far West Side.

[To see more of the Thursday Photo Challenge, visit Dale's meme.]


  1. It's wonderful what they've done with it. Kudos to those planners with vision.

  2. Hummm, reminds me of Paris. How lovely and although I had heard of this, I have not seen it!


  3. what a great idea!! someday i'd love to visit NYC and then i hope to take some pictures as great as yours!!


  4. i just visited your paris blog too and i can't believe that you lived in paris and now you live in NYC. i am so jeaulous!!
    and so i decided to stay as a permanent reader to follow your life for a little while!!

    maybe you like to visit me too?!

    it would be a pleasure!!


  5. Wow what a lovely place it has become! Beautiful!

  6. A beautiful place and such a great idea. And I even didn't manage to discover it during my last visits in NY. What a shame. First thing next time. :)


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