Early Spring on the High Line

IMG_1664Spring is late this year. The intense and violent winter is gasping but still trying to hang on. In a few places, though, like the sunny spots in Central Park, some harbingers are breaking through.

 

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The High Line, an elevated promenade grafted onto an abandoned railroad track, is just beginning to awaken in late April. On an overcast, somewhat windy, chilly day, when the memories of Easter and Passover were already fading, quite a few hardy souls enjoyed the uniquely New York walk.

 

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Some basked in an imagined summer sun.

 

Forest Pansy redbud

Forest Pansy redbud

 

There were definite rewards.

Wild tulips

Wild tulips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The third and last part of the High Line is under construction. It loops around the Hudson Yards and juts out with the spur on 30th St. The support beams are unself-consciously beautiful. (See the last two pictures.)

Under the southern end, Gansevoort St.

Under the southern end, Gansevoort St.

People walk even in iffy weather

People walk even in iffy weather

Standard Hotel looms ahead

Standard Hotel looms ahead

 

 

 

Almost underneath the Standard

Almost underneath the Standard

The High Line continues to run under and through the buildings as the tracks did before

The High Line continues to run under and through the buildings as the tracks did before

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Frank Gehry's IAC Building

Frank Gehry’s IAC Building

Whimsical installment

Whimsical installment

Looking down to the street below

Looking down to the street below

Steel beams

Steel beams

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