My post for the letter H in the Blogging from A to Z challenge is devoted to a park that surprises many who visit New York City - the High Line. My theme is America the Beautiful. And, right now, the Northeast United States is starved for spring.
If you think that New York City is a city devoid of green, think again.
Take a walk on the High Line, especially in summer, and you will see a different New York City than you have ever imagined.
The High Line is an elevated park in Manhattan (the borough of New York City that most people think of when they think of New York City) that was originally an elevated freight line. The last train ran in 1980. The first part of the High Line opened in 2009.
|Taken from below|
The park features the most beautiful displays of prairie and other wildflowers, trees plus artworks (sculpture, etc.), water features, and refreshment vendors. You can download a flower guide from the High Line website if you are interested in the flowers you see in season.
Here is one of the pieces of art on display when we walked. These change periodically, and you can download a guide to the art, too.
So many people walk on the High Line that advertisers target them with clever signs.
You'll never think of New York City in the same way again.