When we booked our trip to New York, visiting The High Line was at the top of my wishlist of places to visit, and I’m so pleased we managed to fit it in.
The High Line is a park built on top of old freight train tracks and runs along Manhattan’s Lower West Side. Flowers and trees have been planted among the tracks and the park stretches on for about 20 blocks, allowing for elevated views of Chelsea and the Meatpacking District.
Walking along it on Sunday morning was one of the highlights of the weekend – due to the elevation it feels secluded and yet you’re also completely in the thick of it, walking inches away from apartment blocks, walls of graffiti and of course all the other tourists. The park is less than eight years old and although it’s a very urban space, the plants and trees within it ground it, making it feel like nature has taken over and claimed back a disused part of New York.
We were really lucky with the weather while we were there but it was still a little cooler than San Francisco, so I layered up with one of my favourite thrift shop finds and Mr Ship-Shape’s oversized Zara scarf for the day. Peek a little closer and you can also see the sensible socks poking out the top of my boots – not exactly pretty, but definitely practical.
I’m going to put together a photo diary of our time in New York soon, but if you’re planning on heading over there anytime soon, I can’t recommend visiting The High Line enough, it really is a brilliant way to explore the West Side.
Tartan cardigan – thrift shop / Beige t-shirt – clothes swap / Black leggings – Primark (menswear) / Black and red scarf – Zara (menswear) / Red leather satchel – c/o Dr Martens / Tan brogue ankle boots – Kurt Geiger