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Walking the High Line

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Fuji X100 | 1/640 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800

This weekend we spent an entire morning walking along the beautifully designed High Line, an elevated park that runs through the west side of Manhattan. Arriving at the park’s Ganesvoort street entrance, I was very happy to see dramatic morning light sweeping across town.

The High Line was once an elevated rail system, supporting freight trains that ran cargo between warehouses and processing facilities in Manhattan’s meat packing district. It’s been several decades since the railway has been used for that purpose, but to preserve the structure as part of New York’s rich history, it was recently overhauled for reuse as a public park.

We arrived early enough to be among only people there in the morning, and it was so peaceful and serene:

Vendors were still setting up during sunrise. Blue Bottle Coffee? Yup, this was going to be a good day.

As we continued walking and shooting, people began trickling into the park, mostly runners as well as the occasional couple doing a photo shoot with their photographer. And speaking of photography, I couldn’t have asked for better morning light for photographs. There was brilliant light and shadow all over the place that morning.

I absolutely love the park’s design. The landscaping was inspired by the wild, self-seeded plant life that once grew on the High Line when it was no longer in use as a rail system. Parts of the original tracks have been reintegrated into the landscape, giving the park a sort of post-apocalyptic look, as if nature has claimed this part of the city as her own, though there is obviously a lot of control to the “chaos.”

Long, concrete “planks” form most of the High Line’s smooth walkways. Our walking progress was extremely slow as I was stopping just about every other second to take pictures. There’s just so much to photograph up there, and my camera was just loving the “wild nature meets man-made structure” theme that permeates the park and creates fascinating visual contrasts.

Speaking of the camera, these images are all from the Fuji X100. Compared to my DSLR, the X100 is just about weightless, and a joy to carry around and shoot with on the nearly 3 mile walk from one end of the park to the other and back.

Without my camera strap, I was fearing for my camera’s life a little here.

Another interesting, visually contrasting element of the park is the neighborhood it sits in. As you walk along, you see decades-old factories and housing mixed in with ultra-modern high rise buildings that run along the High Line’s path.

The park features a large public lawn, which was unfortunately off limits the day we visited. I love the viewing platforms that extend from the path, allowing me to basically step off the High Line to get a better view of the park, soak in sweeping views of the city’s skyline and buzzing streets, or people watch while kicking back on one of the many benches placed along the walkway.

Ok, so I think that’s enough yapping from me. I’ll let the photos tell the rest of the story:

The High Line is a must see if you ever find yourself in New York City. I’m pretty sure it’ll be on my to do list every single time I visit!

Coming up, more posts from photo walks in NY over the weekend, meeting three amazing Shibas (well, technically four), and the best coffee I’ve ever had on the east coast, or possibly anywhere for that matter. Stay tuned!

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All photos:
Fuji Finepix X100: Provia Film Sim (JPEG output)
Black and Whites processed in Silver Efex Pro 2

Written by Jonathan

September 13, 2011 at 6:56 am

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  1. amazing pictures!!i saw some cool spots for..skateboarding..:P..!
    http://rodposse.com/

    pause

    September 13, 2011 at 8:11 am

  2. Awesome photos!

    adrianduque89

    September 13, 2011 at 8:53 am

  3. Such a great park,right ontop of the buildings,
    amazing architecture aswell,thanks a lot for the information!

    Youri

    September 13, 2011 at 9:11 am

  4. Such beautiful pictures! I miss NY already…

    Bridget

    September 13, 2011 at 9:18 am

  5. Great pics man! Wish I could’ve been there with you that morning. I was glad we went back though.
    Awesome post.

    Josh Liba

    September 13, 2011 at 9:42 am

  6. Hey Jonathan,

    You have some very nice photos. I have been following your blog for quite some time now. Your opinion on the X100 was one of many reasons for me to buy a X100 for myself.
    I like your pictures of this morning walk but I am missing one of your nicest motives. So where was Suki this morning?

    Greetings from Germany

    Daniel

    Daniel

    September 13, 2011 at 10:03 am

    • Suki was at home in San Francisco. It would have been too difficult to bring her all the way to New York. Plus, dogs aren’t aloud on the High Line unfortunately. Would have loved to have her there though!

      Jonathan

      September 14, 2011 at 8:46 am

  7. Wow! you went to NYC! Very cool, Jonathan! Very much enjoyed your post. My friend Erika (the one I just blogged about) did an engagement session at the High Line so I totally recognized it! Great series :)

    jasminetclee@gmail.com

    September 13, 2011 at 11:42 am

  8. Great photos !
    I was in NY 3 weeks ago (my first time in USA) and I took a real pleasure walking and taking pictures there…

    Laugaut

    September 13, 2011 at 1:24 pm

  9. splendid find in Manhattan…just love what they did here.
    and of course, beautiful images Jon.

    Jason Fan

    September 13, 2011 at 3:08 pm

  10. love this! very cool to see the high line through a non new yorker’s eyes. i will have to schlep out there in the morning some day. i’ve always seen it around evening so it’d be a nice change.

    Alice

    September 13, 2011 at 6:57 pm

  11. Great post again…

    Morning light added your photos to the next level of awesomeness.

    Thanks for your photos.

    Billy

    September 13, 2011 at 7:20 pm

  12. oh, i’ve seen this place on a few blogs, so it’s almost like i know the area (except the fact i’ve never been there). the more pics i see with the x100, the more tempted i am!

    Jacqueline

    September 13, 2011 at 8:45 pm

  13. Jonathan, great blog on the High Line. I was in New York in May and I posted a blog on the High Line in June. It is always cool to see how other people view the same places and how they photograph them!

    Michele Busch

    September 13, 2011 at 8:52 pm

  14. Hey Jonathan- I agree, morning light is the best! I have been enjoying your photos, you have done a lot lately!! Well, I have finally made it out to SF, and reunited with my wife and Champi. You have to let me know if you are still interested in a doggie meet up. Champi made a Shiba friend at the dog park yesterday, that little guy could jump so high…! It was pretty funny.

    Talk to you soon,
    jayaxe04@gmail.com

    jayaxe04

    September 14, 2011 at 8:40 am

    • @jay: Sweet! I’ll be in touch. Definitely gotta meet Champi.

      Thanks for the comments everyone!

      Jonathan

      September 14, 2011 at 8:47 am

  15. I love these photos. I featured High Line on my blog before. This place is amazing. Did you get a chance to see the skating ring connected to the park? It’s so much fun. Glad you loved my fav city park :)

    Kay aka Babygirl

    September 14, 2011 at 10:11 pm

  16. Awesome set of photos! You’re in NY again haha :D I didn’t even know that there was a park like this until I first saw it on Alice’s blog a while back. You gave us all some new perspectives though. Great work!

    Kelven Ng

    September 15, 2011 at 2:36 am

  17. Sweet photos. So far, how would you compare the Fuji X100 vs. Olympus E-PL2 with the 20mm F1.7 Panasonic pancake?

    Mikko Laitinen

    September 15, 2011 at 4:37 am

    • I still think the EPL2 with 20mm f/1.7 is a fantastic combo. Easy to use, fast focusing, very sharp. I prefer the X100′s image quality, however, especially when it comes to dynamic range and high ISO performance. Also, the manual controls and OVF/EVF combo on the X100 make it more fun to use on a daily basis for me.

      Jonathan

      September 18, 2011 at 7:39 pm

  18. So thrilled you visited and took so many pictures of High Line park. I saw an article a couple months back but they didn’t have very many pictures. So much fun to come along for the walk with you and get to fully appreciate how cool this park really is…

    blisscodisco

    September 15, 2011 at 2:08 pm

  19. what a beautifully designed park – your photos have definitely convinced me to visit it when I’m in NYC next time. I’m so impressed with the x100! you gotta stop making me lust after it!

    Karleen

    September 15, 2011 at 8:39 pm

  20. Fantastic serie of shots! I like your descriptions too.

    jonnenaarala

    September 15, 2011 at 9:52 pm

  21. awesome place,
    you did a great job showing it!

    M.

    September 18, 2011 at 10:18 am

  22. [...] after we walked the High Line in Manhattan last week, we headed to Brooklyn Heights to meet Shio and family. A handsome Shiba Inu [...]

  23. Amazing set of shots; you captured some unique perspectives from nearly angle of this place. I must visit when I go to New York at the end of the year.

    John

    September 19, 2011 at 10:44 pm

  24. Such a fan of black/white images — beautiful!
    :)

    Mikalee Byerman

    September 23, 2011 at 10:33 am

  25. Really beautiful images!

    drawandshoot

    September 23, 2011 at 10:44 am

  26. I saw High Line the last time I was in New York…it’s beautiful! Thanks for sharing your photos! Gorgeous! :D

    PCC Advantage

    September 23, 2011 at 10:44 am

  27. Ohhh how I love photos and this posts reminds me of that love for photos :)

    justalittlebrit

    September 23, 2011 at 10:54 am

  28. vivid imagery… You nailed it with the first photo for me. A bike is always a hook I’ll bite on… Nicely done and congrats on freshly pressed.

    nlvogs

    September 23, 2011 at 10:55 am

  29. Great shots. My favorite ones are the black and white ones.

    Congrats on being freshly pressed.

    Mariajose
    http://www.abitofeverythingnow.wordpress.com

    Mariajose

    September 23, 2011 at 10:57 am

  30. I really loved seeing your visual tour of the High Line. I’ve been reading about it in the New York Times since it was just a concept, and have always wanted to visit. It’s now on my must-do list for my next trip to New York. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Scott Davis

    September 23, 2011 at 11:40 am

  31. lots of great photos!

    Chandra S Sherin

    September 23, 2011 at 11:48 am

  32. Very well done! Thanks for sharing!

    Len M. Photography

    September 23, 2011 at 11:54 am

  33. Some really fresh pics of the High Line, loving it!

    Futures Plus

    September 23, 2011 at 11:56 am

  34. Amazing pictures…beautiful blog!

    Drew

    September 23, 2011 at 12:10 pm

  35. Very cool – who knew – a park in the sky!
    I love how you describe is as a “nature meets man-made structure theme that permeates the park and creates fascinating visual contrasts.”

    Anita Mac

    September 23, 2011 at 12:15 pm

  36. Beautiful images. The High Line really is an amazing project in so many ways. While I often debate whether we should have disrupted nature’s own reclaiming of the structure, I still believe it is an amazing public space and one of the best in New York. It’s a model for many other cities. The pictures are really beautiful and capture the beauty of the park and the city!

    Brian

    September 23, 2011 at 12:34 pm

  37. These pictures are REALLY cool! I especially like the architecture photos sitting right next to each other — makes for some interesting angles and lines. Great work!!

    Oh God, My Wife Is German

    September 23, 2011 at 12:40 pm

  38. On my trip to NYC this summer, this was a must-see! I love the idea, I love the execution of it, and I love your photos! (and I love the fact that your photos help me say, “yeah! I’ve been there,” but that’s getting excessive on the loves.) – Abi

    offthefrontporch

    September 23, 2011 at 12:57 pm

  39. I worked in mid-town Manhattan for 24 years. Left in 1999. Did this park exist back then? It’s beautiful. Love the photos.

    Anastasios

    September 23, 2011 at 1:23 pm

  40. Beautiful pictures. This makes me miss the city.

    Carlie Chew

    September 23, 2011 at 1:52 pm

  41. Love the photos! And you make me miss New York so much…

    Alexey Moskvin

    September 23, 2011 at 2:27 pm

  42. great photos!

    and we share a last name! haha

    -grace

    GraceLynneFleming

    September 23, 2011 at 2:52 pm

  43. These are some fantastic photos! I love the highline, I try to go every time I am in New York :)

    http://www.thepinkcigarette.wordpress.com

    jsjostedt

    September 23, 2011 at 3:45 pm

  44. Nicely done, love this part of NYC!

    Sophie L. Meunier

    September 23, 2011 at 5:22 pm

  45. Those are stunning, absolutely beautiful. I have to take a trip down to Manhattan sometime.

    Seth

    September 23, 2011 at 5:25 pm

  46. We just learned this in our Urban Design class. Hoping to visit NYC and this park someday :) thanks for sharing, great photos!

    maan

    September 23, 2011 at 5:35 pm

  47. Great post! Beautiful photos. Congrats on being FP ! :)

    thiet ke noi that dep

    September 23, 2011 at 5:55 pm

  48. Such beautiful pictures! I miss NY already…

    littlelin

    September 23, 2011 at 6:07 pm

  49. Amazing set of shots; you captured some unique perspectives from nearly angle of this place. I must visit when I go to New York at the end of the year.

    redstonermt

    September 23, 2011 at 6:08 pm

  50. This is fabulous! Love it. Wish I could go. Thanks so much for sharing since I can’t go. Your photos are absolutely wonderful.

    Linda

    September 23, 2011 at 6:10 pm

  51. WOW…these are great industrial photos…PLEASE tell me you work for a top magazine (I will look at your profile forthwith). If you are not, get out there and show these to someone at one of the top magazines…it is hard to make an average picture look exciting, you definitely have the talent!

    natbeau123

    September 23, 2011 at 6:25 pm

  52. Thank you! I am excited about seeing it.

    travelwithlaughter

    September 23, 2011 at 6:30 pm

  53. Thanx for sharing your unique vision! It’s a dream for me to one day return to Manhattan and walk the highline (for the first time) ~ now even moreso hightened, by your beautiful images…

    michael sean symonds

    September 23, 2011 at 8:25 pm

  54. Congratulations on being freshly pressed!

    adrianduque89

    September 23, 2011 at 9:26 pm

  55. super great shots!

    vforvagabond

    September 23, 2011 at 9:31 pm

  56. Very cool. Just read an article the other day about the high line. Preservation and recycling wrapped up to bring a bit of open space and nature to the city. I have a much better idea what it really looks like. last time I was in NY I think it was open…for trains. Dohn

    earthstonestation

    September 23, 2011 at 9:34 pm

  57. WOW you made my day with these pictures :-)!

    Rob

    September 23, 2011 at 9:37 pm

  58. Really amazing shots and contrast

    Dan

    September 23, 2011 at 9:41 pm

  59. Nice shots! How I wish I could visit that place. :(

    PrettyGee

    September 23, 2011 at 10:08 pm

  60. great place

    juliacastorp

    September 23, 2011 at 11:34 pm

  61. Incredible beautiful and awesome pictures!
    Congratulations on being freshly pressed!

    mbconsulting

    September 24, 2011 at 1:49 am

  62. [...] Jonathan Fleming recently posted some amazing pictures of the High Line. Visit his blog. [...]

  63. Very nice… Some good ideas with the geometries, lines and lighting :)

    I’ve got a few pictures with that kind of themes… Would be pleased to share ideas!!!

    http://ibsphotogrraphy.wordpress.com

    Enjoy your cam :)

    jbheronneau

    September 24, 2011 at 4:19 am

  64. I just visited the High Rise for the first time a few weeks ago (I live further up North in New England), and I think my favorite part other than the beauty was the talking water fountains that encourage kissing. XDDDD

    vivianaayre

    September 24, 2011 at 4:55 am

  65. That has to be one of the most brilliant urban park ideas I’ve ever seen.

    Beautiful pictures!

    thecrazyscotsman

    September 24, 2011 at 5:21 am

  66. Absolutely stunning. I was raised in the west village through the late 80′s early 90′s. At that time the park was just an abandoned train tracks. Since moving to South Florida I haven’t to see such detailed images until now. Great blog, thanks for sharing!!!

    micnice

    September 24, 2011 at 5:45 am

  67. I spent 6 months in NYC, and never even knew this was there (in my defence, most of the time there was in winter). Maybe an excuse to go back!

    bakedinpretoria

    September 24, 2011 at 5:51 am

  68. I wlii go to NY~!

    tom1112

    September 24, 2011 at 6:30 am

  69. These are great pictures of the High Line. Living in NYC, I keep meaning to visit this elevated park, but somehow have never gotten around to it. Now you’ve piqued my interest again and I want to visit more than ever before!

    Sophia Morgan (griffinspen)

    September 24, 2011 at 7:14 am

  70. Wonderful pictures, congratulations on being FP!

    Eve Redwater

    September 24, 2011 at 8:18 am

  71. Thanks for the virtual tour. . .it made my day!

    Pamanner

    September 24, 2011 at 8:53 am

  72. Loved the photos! Much more professional thian the ones I used on how my visit to the High Line reminded me of walking the Zion Narrows!

    Virginia Balogh-Rosenthal

    September 24, 2011 at 10:05 am

  73. Amazing!
    I love the one of the bench, the light’s really nice. Also I like all the shots of the buildings. They look so huge, nice shots.
    I do a little bit of photography too.

    Keep it up….
    Thanks for the amazing photography!

    A Photographer

    September 24, 2011 at 10:08 am

  74. These pictures are beautiful. I was there just last sunday taking pictures of model friend of mine. the highline and the whole area around there is definitely one of my favorite places in NYC.

    Kudos

    J

    September 24, 2011 at 11:02 am

  75. Such a nice idea to use that as a garden,kudos for sharing !
    I hope you got time to enjoy the place and not just take photographs :)

    b00ksmartstreetwise

    September 24, 2011 at 1:22 pm

  76. Every time I visit a new place. I later hear of something within a
    short walk from where I was staying that would have put everything
    else on my iterinary to shame! It’s so dissipointing! But I’m glad to
    know about this none the less. There should be tours offered that
    do nothing but introduce you to wonders that lie off the beaten path.
    Turning this train over-pass into a hanging garden is one of the
    best recycling stories I ever heard! I love it when artifical structures
    run wild. If you have the time, check out RUST – a wroung turn into
    an ababdoned way – station where secrets lie sleeping behind
    closed doors . . .

    rastelly

    September 24, 2011 at 2:01 pm

  77. The pictures are gorgeous! I especially like the ones with the railroad and how the plants are going around and in the tracks. It does give you that kind of post-apocalyptic feel to it. Thanks for sharing!

    sarahnsh

    September 24, 2011 at 4:16 pm

  78. Wow! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your visit. Your photographs are fantastic.

    Jodi Vorwald

    September 24, 2011 at 5:16 pm

  79. Stunning photos! I love the Highline park. It’s an oasis in the busy city.

    claireshin

    September 24, 2011 at 5:57 pm

  80. Great shots, I also love New York City.

    anotherdaysucks

    September 24, 2011 at 6:14 pm

  81. so lovely! i’ll be in nyc in a few weeks, and hopefully i’ll be able to make a trip there. i’d love to capture some similar images. thanks for the inspiration!

    Eva McCane

    September 24, 2011 at 6:53 pm

  82. Hi Jonathan,
    Thanks for the post. Lovely photos! Funny synchronicity that on that very same day I posted an article about the High Line! I’m glad you were able to add photos, as I’m a New Yorker living in India, so was talking about the HL from memory!

    Cheers!

    Amie Inman

    September 24, 2011 at 8:35 pm

  83. This looks like a beautiful place… so relaxing, love your way to capture it through your camera. I really like some pictures, the one of the grass looks so serene and calm. Like. I’ll sure include this location in a must-visit list

    anakareng.

    September 24, 2011 at 9:58 pm

  84. hi Jonathan,
    This is Figo from China, awesome pics! Fascinating park!! have a nice day!

    figodeng

    September 24, 2011 at 10:31 pm

  85. Stunning capture & point of view! >___<
    Kereeeeen!

    ibnumarogi

    September 24, 2011 at 11:35 pm

  86. Hey Jonathan,
    I’m really impressed by your photos. It’s a beautiful place! Great job! :-)

    Have a nice day!

    chriszy96

    September 25, 2011 at 12:48 am

  87. I saw a video shot at this park once and I always wondered what it was called so that I could find it next time I’ll ve in New York. These pictures make it look even more awesome :)

    lianneinthebigworld

    September 25, 2011 at 1:03 am

  88. I remember reading an interview with Edward Norton a few years ago and he was talking about the importance of retaining the High Line and was a huge advocate of investment in its regeneration. It’s a great feature of my favourite city. And this is a great pictorial.

    LamBert

    September 25, 2011 at 2:52 am

  89. Wow! Really beautiful pictures.

    Karen

    September 25, 2011 at 3:08 am

  90. Love the photos! Looks like a day really well spent!

    Josephine

    September 25, 2011 at 4:14 am

  91. Gorgeous. I can’t wait to see New York some day.

    One Hundred & 80 Days

    September 25, 2011 at 4:21 am

  92. Enjoyed reading your post–especially this one: “wild nature meets man-made structure”. Thanks for sharing photos for a visual walk through the park. Excellent!

    Donna Harris

    September 25, 2011 at 5:03 am

  93. your blog is so beautiful with these picture. Thanks

    nbxt

    September 25, 2011 at 6:05 am

  94. Thanks for sharing! Awesome photos and great imagery. I might have to reconsider my photography equipment :)

    munyivaresponsibletravel

    September 25, 2011 at 6:09 am

  95. I love the High Line Park, it is one of my favorite places to visit when I have in the city. Your photos are great. You are a wonderful story teller.

    jmeyersforeman

    September 25, 2011 at 6:29 am

  96. enjoyed the shots. =)

    米雪兒 ♥

    September 25, 2011 at 7:04 am

  97. Wow your work is absolutely stunning and making me want to visit the High Line :), must have been a lovely experience to have so many interesting things to make photos of :).

    merissybil

    September 25, 2011 at 8:51 am

  98. I must have been living under a rock because I have never heard of this amazing place!
    You captured it beautifully and really ignited a spark in me to travel to NY, I mean THIS PLACE, as soon as I get the opportunity.

    Thanks for sharing, I love your photography, and congratulations on the FP! It sure feels good!

    The Artist Makena

    September 25, 2011 at 8:54 am

  99. great photos! i look forward to seeing more.

    alaisfairlight

    September 25, 2011 at 9:23 am

  100. i loved the highline when i was spending a lot of time in the Meatpacking District over the summer. Your photos really brought me back!

    nyah3584

    September 25, 2011 at 9:46 am

  101. I really liked the sequence of photographs Jonathan. Keep up the good work!

    Blake Byers

    September 25, 2011 at 10:58 am

  102. Great use of lines and finding the subtle aspects in a big city! Thanks for sharing.

    taraisarockstar

    September 25, 2011 at 11:08 am

  103. I’ve had the pleasure of walking the High Line before. It is so beautiful! And you sure captured it – great post!

    onceuponarecipe

    September 25, 2011 at 11:52 am

  104. I have never been to New York so for you to capture the most specific parts of it, i thank you!

    KallaiJTravelbee

    September 25, 2011 at 11:56 am

  105. These are beautiful! I love this area of Manhattan :)

    jigoldberg

    September 25, 2011 at 11:58 am

  106. Well done! Your photography is fantastic, and I welcomed the “yapping” as you put it…very informative. I read an article in the Sunday NYT Magazine (a few months ago?) about the High Line which featured a few photos. It is always nice to come across something familiar and to be able see it from another’s perspective. Thank you. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour, since I’m not sure when I will get a chance to visit NYC again.

    You As A Machine

    September 25, 2011 at 12:43 pm

  107. Thank you for this visually stunning post. I’ve not been to Manhattan since the High Line opened, but will be sure to traverse it when next I’m there.

    ocularity

    September 25, 2011 at 1:31 pm

  108. WOW! Gorgeous photos! I’ve had long-standing plans to go to the High Line, but I’ve been told it’s “boring”
    Clearly someone doesn’t appreciate beauty.
    I think I’ll be visiting it soon. Thanks for this!

    Squirrel

    September 25, 2011 at 1:55 pm

  109. Nice in-depth post. I’ve never heard of this before, and now I definitely want to check it out when I take a trip to NYC!

    daybf

    September 25, 2011 at 2:19 pm

  110. I JUST walked the High Line myself with a native New Yorker as my guide. I went in the mid afternoon and unfortunately it was a lot more crowded. Just getting my feet wet as an amateur photographer makes me a little hesitant to take some shots so I definitely do not have the amount or caliber that you do BUT I did get a sweet little photo of one little girl in a pink tutu walking in the water barefoot as all the adults walked by. Priceless. Very excited to see this post. thank you for sharing :)

    MEmedic

    September 25, 2011 at 2:24 pm

  111. What a great job you’ve done of sharing the High Line with those who have read about it but haven’t had a chance to visit New York. (And giving those — like me — who haven’t yet seen the new section that opened, a push to get back to the city soon.)

    Hank McNeil

    September 25, 2011 at 2:37 pm

  112. Thank you for sharing this! I haven’t been back to NYC in years but I’ve wanted to see this for some time now.

    Sean R. Corbin

    September 25, 2011 at 2:38 pm

  113. Here is yet another reason to visit New York (as if there weren’t already enough). Thanks for sharing!

    Scott

    September 25, 2011 at 2:49 pm

  114. the first pict about the morning light across town is awesome

    atika dyah

    September 25, 2011 at 3:45 pm

  115. Beautiful! I love the first picture.

    bellasemplicita

    September 25, 2011 at 3:53 pm

  116. Beautiful photos of the park and city – a great mix. Loved the commentary, too.

    earthriderjudyberman

    September 25, 2011 at 5:46 pm

  117. Fantastic images & concept….thank you!

    elizabethweaver

    September 25, 2011 at 5:47 pm

  118. Great assortment of photos, coffee looks good, place looks fun

    http://www.cityagrbiter.wordpress.com

    thoraaron

    September 25, 2011 at 7:55 pm

  119. i’ve been here and your photos take me back to this amazing place. great job!

    panafrise

    September 25, 2011 at 8:52 pm

  120. Awesome pictures! Fantastic use of lighting, I especially like the reflections of buildings off the glass of another! Huge fan of their use of the train tracks! Love it!

    ditchthebun

    September 25, 2011 at 9:27 pm

  121. CONGRATS on FP, Jonathan!!! :D That’s is SO awesome!! :)

    Jasmine Lee

    September 25, 2011 at 9:44 pm

  122. You have contextualized the park incredibly well. Even though I’ve never been to New York, I feel as if I have been to this park. Many wonderful images in which to lose oneself. A great post and congrats on the richly deserved Freshly Pressed.

    Grahame Hall

    September 25, 2011 at 10:18 pm

  123. I have seen a larger number of posts on wordpress about the Highline but have to say I think your photos are amongst the best, good pictures and in some you have captured a different side to other posts.

    milezaway

    September 25, 2011 at 10:50 pm

  124. These are wonderful pictures. I need to do a photowalk of my own really soon. Thank you very much for the inspiration!

    westz

    September 26, 2011 at 1:21 am

  125. i love the first shot, a lot!!

    Fiona.q

    September 26, 2011 at 1:58 am

  126. Wow! nice pics get an overview of the places.

    jean paul

    September 26, 2011 at 2:03 am

  127. superb pics,i enjoyed it!!

    tomitomo arts

    September 26, 2011 at 4:10 am

  128. Wonderful Post and Beautiful photos.. Thanks for sharing

    dpixel365

    September 26, 2011 at 4:49 am

  129. can i have your camera? :)

    livingasalex

    September 26, 2011 at 5:03 am

  130. This is an incredible example to transform lost spaces in green communities…I’m sure that many cities could be see the posibilities and think that another kind of urbanism is affordable, great pics I love nYC

    Tabby pm

    September 26, 2011 at 5:05 am

  131. I saw this a little whileago on TV. What a brilliant idea and a stunning piece of recycling. Imagine what the highline took to build. And in a city so dense with population, a new green area that is so well used is not only welcome but essential.

    gaycarboys

    September 26, 2011 at 5:50 am

  132. I looooove your pictures!

    Rebecca

    September 26, 2011 at 6:29 am

  133. Jonathan,

    What a great compilation of photos! I have never been to NY but your collection is an inspiration to make that a destination. Thank you!

    societyred

    September 26, 2011 at 8:54 am

  134. whew … the pictures are wicked!!!

    quietmysoul

    September 26, 2011 at 9:19 am

  135. Great nature like/urban shots. But, as a coffee freak I’m dying to know; what is blue bottle coffee?

    newsy1

    September 26, 2011 at 9:48 am

  136. That pic with the colored window panes (that look like Tetris) is awesome!!!

    StrangeLittleGirl

    September 26, 2011 at 6:12 pm

  137. wow… the pics were just perfect……

    sheokhanda

    September 26, 2011 at 9:50 pm

  138. Beautiful snaps. Lovely album.
    Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

    Imaginarium of Pau

    September 27, 2011 at 7:04 am

  139. I remember reading about this project in National Geographic. Its wonderful to see photos from the perspective of someone using it. Beautiful photographs as well.

    jameswakeling

    September 27, 2011 at 10:04 am

  140. Love your photos of the High Line. Beautiful shots, captures the essence of the High Line.

    eunjoopaek

    September 28, 2011 at 6:12 am

  141. [...] industrialism that oozes coolness.  I came here the very first time with my cousin Jonathan, who wrote an excellent post on the Highline Park.  A great read, if you can check it [...]

  142. Great photos. You were smart to go early. The place is wall-to-wall people during the day.

    Samantha

    September 21, 2012 at 10:26 am

  143. [...] two years ago I wrote a blog post about my visit to New York’s High Line elevated park. A tweaked version of that post just [...]

  144. You amazed me Jonathan. Very very nice work.

    Sergio

    March 1, 2013 at 3:22 pm

  145. Beautiful light and wonderful photos. You’ve captured this peaceful place well.

    Stephanie Sadler

    August 10, 2013 at 12:19 am


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