Night and day. Soft and hard. Green plants and stark streets. The juxtaposition of the High Line and the Meat Packing District in New York City couldn't be more striking. Rough cobblestone, bricks and graffiti giving way to lush vegetation as you climb the steps and pass the portal into the park. Its amazing how the whole neighborhood seemed, to me at least, frozen between what was before and what is to come after the park has been created. Trendy restaurants and expensive boutiques carved out of old warehouses.
When you leave the park for some lunch, it really strikes you just how amazing the park is floating above the city like some steam punk H.G. Wells creation. One thing is for sure the MPD doesn't lack for outdoor dining, our table was right on the sidewalk, it almost felt like a Parisian Cafe.
Interesting watching limo's and taxis pull up and disgorge women wearing impossibly high and thin heels risking ankles as they tight rope walked to the side walk and surer footing.
Just a first impression as I knock out a few of the hundreds of pictures I took in NYC[where: 45202]best place to learn how to live downtown cincinnati ohio the ethos of Cincinnati