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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Tuesday, 14 May 2013

New York, New York

Well I'm finally here. Anne and myself arrived late this afternoon and made the most of the day by wandering around Manhattan and then going up onto the HighLine.

 
 
This is where the hotel is located -7th Avenue.


The buildings are just so incredibly high you go dizzy looking up at them.


A balancing act above 10th Ave. (Not really that stupid, there was a glass wall behind me.)
 
 
This is the high line which is an elevated freight rail line which has been transformed into a 1.3km long park. In 1999 the residents fought against this historic line being destroyed and now it is this beautiful oasis above the streets of New York. It is now maintained by the New York Parks and recreation dept.










 
 
 


19 comments:

  1. The High Line looks amazing. Have a wonderful visit!

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  2. I love following your travels. As much as I now dislike flying, NY is still on my list. The husband has been twice, for stopovers and he was amazed. I want to walk the High Line and see that city!

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  3. Wow, what an awesome trip! I've yet to see New York, so I'll live vicariously through your photos and story. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Looks like you have a great trip. Thanks for sharing! Have a great day!

    Shantana

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  5. Wonderful shots from the city. I liked that balancing act shot.

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  6. What a great Iidea a park on an old railway. Pity the idots we have in planning over here can't grasp that consept.

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  7. I never realised they left the tracks in situ. Or did they? How would they get depth under the tracks for a tree growing medium? Closer inspection and it looks like the tracks are not bolted down to the sleepers.

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  8. Great photos, I was there in 2009 when the Highline had opened not so long before. The green was very low at that time, it looks so green now! I remember that window with a view at the street, amazing place.

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  9. Lovely pictures of you and your friend. Its so very wonderful to meet friends!

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  10. Great pics! Keep em coming! Love NY, glad you have gotten around to visiting it. Nice shot of you and Anne too. Enjoy and be good xx

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  11. I think that top picture could have only have been taken it one place!

    Enjoy the trip - although the coffee wont be as good as Melbourne's!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  12. Yay! you're in New York .... enjoy and have fun.

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  13. Wow! Never been there, but just like I imagined ... well, kind of!!! Great balancing pic - I would have believed you were just being brave (or foolhardy) if you hadn't given it away! Enjoy!!! And maybe see if you can find out what a 'New York Minute' is ...

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  14. I hope you enjoy your visit, as I know I will enjoy all your adventures and pictures! :-)

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  15. Everybody likes NY!! Boom &Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  16. I hope you have joined your airlines frequent flyer programme. You are covering quite a few miles...brilliant. Amazing photos of NY. Have fun!

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  17. Another view of NY ! I was there twice quiet a long time ago it's a very special city.

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  18. What a great idea for a park!!!

    I've been reading these posts backwards as I catch up with your blog (I've been disconnected from the blogging world lately, too much work and visitors at home!), and it's been so much fun visiting New York with you!!! How long were you there for???

    I'll catch up with the rest of your (earlier) posts I'm missing tomorrow. My stomach is telling me it's time to eat something! :p

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  19. So you were in New York when I was up north. What a contrast in landscapes we must have seen. We loved New York.

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