Monday, July 11, 2011

high lining

K visited this weekend, and thus, I had a phenomenal time. That just always seems to happen when we're together. I have so many adventures to catch you up on, but first, our Saturday morning and early afternoon reunion with C and Dani.
We began at HK. I  ordered an iced coffee upon seating followed by a bottomless mimosa. I was craving greens so I had a warm goat cheese salad. Oh, and a croissant with nutella. I was tired, hungry and a tad hungover at brunch :).
After a few leisurely hours of dining and chatting, we made our way through the Hell's Kitchen Flea Market, admiring quite a few things along the way.
And then, we climbed the stairs to the High Line. For those who are unfamiliar, here's a bit of fascinating history: "The High Line was originally constructed in the 1930s, to life dangerous freight trains off Manhattan's streets." 
Today, with plentiful fundraising and planing, it is on its way to becoming "a mile-and-a-half-long elevated park, running through the West Side neighborhoods of the Meatpacking District, West Chelsea and Hell's Kitchen."
It's design integrates wild flowers and other plants into modern, sustainable landscaping with"a water feature, viewing platforms, a sundeck and gathering areas." All in addition to the bird feeder above.
It was such a bright, sunny day, perfect for wandering like we did. I loved the juxtaposition of the plant life, old railroad construction, views of the Hudson and surrounding architecture from various eras.
It was also a really hot day. Near the downtown end of the park, there's a very shallow pool for such weather conditions. We jumped right in.
With our many photo opportunities taken, it took us about an hour and a half to reach the park's end. We wrapped up with window shopping and laughs.
Ha :) we're easily amused. Anyway, it is back to work for me now! Stay tuned tomorrow for a scandalous Friday lunch and night, a late Saturday feast, and a Sunday at the beach. I wish I had visitors every weekend.

3 comments:

  1. Lucky visitors! What a fun time :)

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  2. Looked like a packed fun filled weekend ;)

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  3. VeggieGirl: So much fun :) I was a lucky host.

    Pure2raw twins: That it was!

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