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Eye Candy Friday–The High Line Edition

At long last–spring has sprung!

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This week I took my first lunchtime walk along the High Line, an public park built on what was once an elevated freight rail line on the west side of Manhattan.

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The rail ties have been worked into both the landscaping as well as the walkways. There are several different planting zones and public art displays can be found throughout.

El Anatsui: Broken Bridge II

El Anatsui: Broken Bridge II

It’s still early in the season and areas look bare, but before you know it the High Line will be lush, green, and overflowing with plant life.

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Dawn viburnum

Dawn viburnum on the High Line

 

Eye Candy Friday

Hyacinths in NYC

Hyacinths in NYC

Despite the recent cold and snow, there are undeniable signs of spring.  These hyacinths are growing outside my office building.  I can’t wait to spend a lunch hour walking the High Line to see what else is coming up!

Everyday Inspiration

One of the great things about the New York City Subway System (besides getting around the city quickly) is the art that you’ll find in many of the city’s stations.

Along the J/Z line there are a number of stained glass installations. Here’s a couple from the Kosciuszko Street station

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Very pretty, yes?  I just adore the blues and purples with the touches of pale green in this one…

What kinds of public art installations inspire you?