Photos from a walk on the High Line

New York's haven of peace, along a former railroad track

Au nord de la Highline, au niveau de la 34th streetDe hauts buildings nous entourentVue sur l'Hudson River depuis la High LineExtrémité sud de la High Line, au niveau de la 12th streetPromenade verte au cœur de New YorkImmeubles en construction bordant la High LineImmeuble sur la 10e avenue renfermant notamment un bureau de posteAncienne voie de chemin de fer de ChelseaL'Empire State Building vu depuis la High LineImmeuble profitant de la quiétude de la High LineVue sur la 24e rue de New YorkDes bancs permettent de se reposer sur la High LineL'ancienne voie ferrée de la High Line, au cœur de New YorkLe quartier très dynamique de Hudson YardsCoucher de soleil sur le fleuve Hudson

New York’s High Line is a promenade located in the pleasant neighborhood of Chelsea. It is an old high railroad line, rehabilitated into a suspended park. There are benches all along to rest and admire the sunset. A real haven of peace of 2.3 kilometers long in the heart of a city that never sleeps, you can walk quietly, jog or have an aperitif with your partner. The view from the High Line over Chelsea and the Meatpacking district is simply magnificent! Besides, the walk is not only appreciated by tourists but also by many locals.

The history of the High Line is relatively recent. As early as the 1950s and 1960s, the train was in decline as a means of transporting goods with the advent of trucking. In 1980, the last train ran on the tracks of this Chelsea railroad. The line became disused and overgrown and an association was created to prevent the destruction of this space and to rehabilitate it as a suspended urban park. In 2004, the mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, seeing the association growing and finding the idea nice, decided to make a financing, and the High Line was thus created. Today, more than 10 million people use it every year.

The walk along the High Line was done on April 7, 2018.

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