Okay, so we were in New York City last weekend, for a lovely three-night stay. We spent some quality time with our excellent friends Brian and Gary, and we also got out for some sight-seeing.
I really wanted to see the High Line, so off we went!
The High Line is a cool public park built on an old elevated freight line on Manhattan's West Side. Gordon looks like he's about to be sucked into that lamp post and off to an alien spaceship! I'm pretty sure the guy in the pink shirt wasn't photographing Gordon. Or maybe he was. Who knows?
Some kids were doing art there when we visited last Saturday. This piece was my favourite:
I go to the city, and what's the first thing I want to do? Find some green space! But the Empire State Buildling is poking up in the background, reminding you that yes, this is the city!
There are lots of beautiful plantings all along the High Line.
And oodles of milkweed bugs on the butterfly weed, in various stages of development:
And naturally I had to photograph some NEW YORK CITY BEES!
I'm sure everyone thought I was nuts, hunkered down with my camera two inches from the bees.
American honey bees are just as beautiful as the Canadian ones!
We walked the High Line in a leisurely hour with a stop for lunch included.
This amused the hell out of me.
This amused me even more. A viewing window over the roadway so you can sit and watch traffic. Gordon thought it was an art installation. I thought it was hilarious: let's visit the park so we can sit and watch traffic! ;)
We also made a stop at the Blue Bottle Coffee stand.
Gordon had an excellent café mocha. Because I don't like coffee (sorry, my Brit parents brought me up drinking strong tea!), I had some yummy hot chocolate.
And then we walked some more...
I loved the water area on the left, and the loungers on the right. Some of them move along the old tracks, so you can rearrange your seating!
And this was heavenly!
Huge jasmine bushes in bloom! I want to know what type of jasmine this is that overwinters in NYC. It smelled divine.
More NYC to come!