I heard about the High Line when it first opened in 2009 and I was fascinated. How could they possibly run an elevated park 1.45 mile long through Manhattan?
Three trips to New York City later and I finally made it to this unusual urban escape in one of the busiest cities in the world.
The High Line park is built on a rail structure running from Gansevoort Street to West 34th Street on Manhattan's West Side. It was originally a freight line, started in 1934 for the industrial west side of the city. I entered the park at the 14th street entrance and walked to 34th street.
From wild indigenous plants to birds, murals and musicians, vistas and victuals, the High Line offers a wonderful, free New York City experience.
When in New York I stayed at the Doubletree by Hilton Metropolitan. My thanks to them for supporting me with accommodation and especially for their warm cookie on check-in. What a treat!