New York High Line

Modern Glass at Dusk - High Line

Pink Glow of Sunset Reflected

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If you haven’t been to the High Line in NYC, you must make time to go.  It is a just beautiful.  The juxtaposition of old and new architecture, flower gardens and metal, graffiti, and views of the Hudson River is a feast for the eyes.  I feel like a kid in a candy store when I go there because I see pictures everywhere. The High Line was built in the 1930’s to move freight trains off the streets of New York City.  The tracks stood 30 feet in the air and ran from West 34th Street to Spring Street.  The tracks have not been used since the 1980’s and in 1999 Friends of the High Line was founded.  The result was the opening of this magnificent park in June 2009 from Gansevoort Street to West 20th Street.  This past June the second section of the park was opened from West 20th Street to West 30th Street.  The following are photographs that were taken this July.

Flowers, Glass, Brick and Sky

I love the juxtaposition of these beautiful purple flowers against the glass and brick of the building.  What drew me to this shot was the purple of the flowers and the blue in the building.  What can I say I love purple and blue.
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A Little Bit of Street Red

The little red building on top of that store caught my eye way back on the walkway.  I kept looking for a spot to capture it and when I saw the bicycles, the red car, the light falling across the sidewalk  and this couple crossing the street I just had to click that shutter.

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Skull Wall - High Line

I love graffiti and this skull against this roughly textured wall made me stop and click.  I think I could walk the High Line a zillion times and never run out of things to see.
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Brick Building & Fire Escapes - High Line

The detail in this building caught my eye along with the numerous fire escapes. I liked the little hub bub of the stores at the bottom.
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Black & White Graffiti - High Line

I was pleasantly surprised when I leaned over the railing of the High Line and discovered this beautiful black and white graffiti wall.  When the gentleman appeared to unlock his bicycle I quickly pressed the shutter. This picture has some little surprises in it like the really pretty graffiti in the upper right corner.

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Barred Reflection - High Line

I love capturing reflections of buildings in windows and the combination of the old brick and bars on the window just made this interesting to me.

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Arts & Letters - High Line

The artwork and lettering on this building are really beautiful. I love when buildings are used as a canvas.
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Friday Night on the Corner of 10th

I love the old architecture of this building with the steel doors right next to it. For me this shot captures a Friday night out with friends in New York on a hot summer night.
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Old Train Tracks in Purple & Blue

I really love the purple and blue lighting with the brick walls. It felt very Cirque du Soleil to me. The old train tracks going off in the distant to the gardens and city view is that great old new look I love about the High Line.
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DeBragga Meat at Night - High Line

Taken from the High Line just before sunset. I was attracted to the red accents – sign, door, cab of trucks, bricks in building and the lighting of the loading area with the sinking sun.
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Sunset Lady - High Line

I was sitting down at the end of the High Line and watching the color of the sunset touch upon everything. This young woman in an amazing outfit ran to the railing and I quickly captured this shot. I love Steampunk and her whole look really echoed the design elements within that genre.
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End of the High Line

I came to the end of my amazing walk on the High Line to capture this scene in the Meat Packing District. For me this shot is a little nostalgic since it shows an area of the Meat Packing district that has not been touched by the high end boutiques. I liked the way the sun was casting its last golden rays in the background.
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