The idea of a historic freight line being turned into a public garden that you can walk along appealed to me immediately.
It was a lovely thing to do on my first day in New York.
From it's elevated position you can take in the streets and buildings of Manhatten's West Side
whilst strolling past pretty flowers and luscious greenery. It was surprisingly peaceful.
It's a beautiful mix of urban grunge and organic beauty
with so many photo opportunities along the way.
I bet the people living in these buildings never thought they would one day be looking out at a garden or that they would have quite so many people pass by their windows each day!
It's nice how they have left the old railways tracks exposed
and grown flowers among them.
There are sun loungers and seating areas with good viewing points so you can take it all in and stay as long as you want. Check out some of these photos so you can get an idea of where The High Line sits in the city. I wish I could have had an aerial view somehow as it looks so great cutting through the city.
I didn't want it to end. Next time I go to New York I'll be going again for sure!