On the High Line

The Standard Hotel, originally uploaded by Shiny Things.

Until 1980, the High Line was an elevated railroad that ran through Chelsea and the Meatpacking district. It was abandoned and left to rot for 25 years, until someone had the bright idea of turning it into a park… and this is the result.

It’s a mile or so (with more to come) of elevated greenery, winding up the west side of Manhattan. Here’s the southern end, running underneath the painfully trendy Standard Hotel.

And some more pics: the 14th Street overpass; and a bumblebee buzzing around some flowers.