A few months ago, I wrote a post about Peter Brown’s book, The Curious Garden — a story about a young boy who turns an abandoned piece of land into a place of beauty, creativity and community. If you read the Author’s Note in the back of Brown’s book, he talks about the inspiration for his story: The High Line, and old rail line that was used to carry freight trains above Manhattan.
I don’t know which came first, Brown’s book or the High Line Park. Either way, both are beautiful.
From The Morning News: “…[T]he beauty of the High Line lies in the evidence that, even in Manhattan, plants can and do just take root and grow. Coneflower, lamb’s ears, onion grass, and clover. “
I’ve been to New York City once, years ago. If I ever get back there again (especially in the summer), you’ll know where to find me.
What’s hidden in your city?
photo credits: “high line” by apasciuto on Flickr; in the trees by Barry Munger (via The High Line website image gallery)