Take a walk on The High Line

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There are a lot of things to see in New York City…this is obvious just by looking around at any given location…but one thing that I will tell you is a “must see” is the beautiful High Line walkway on the lower west side of the city. Finished in 2009, this former railroad track has been transformed into one of the most beautiful “parks” in the city. The hubby and I planed our morning to walk the High Line from one end to the another and these are just some of the amazing views I was able to see.
First off, depending on where you are…the subway a super easy way to get anywhere (including the High Line)…so although I may be a Princess, I am not a snob…and I’m smart. Save that taxi fare for more important items like shoes and jump on the train…it’s fast, easy and totally safe.
So let’s get started on this little adventure…

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We took the train down to 34th street and started our walk on the High Line on 33rd Street (cross street is 10th Avenue). We walked it all the way south to Gansevoort Street…so you essentially walk all through the West Village and end up in the hip neighborhood of the Meatpacking District if you take this route.

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One of the things that I love the most about the views you see while walking the High Line is the wonderful mesh of new architecture and original New York buildings…I love when things aren’t all squeaky clean. I think a little bit of grit is good for any city. It was great to see that a bit of the old “feel” of this area had survived the modernization.

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New Yorkers really enjoy this space…and it’s easy to understand why. In a city of hustle and bustle, the High Line provides an oasis of sorts…people come here and enjoy their lunch breaks, take a quick nap in the sun or just relax away from the daily routine of life. And hey…I decided taking a quick cat nap might be just the way to recharge ;)

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We finished the day with a fabulous late lunch at one of my favorite places in the city, Pastis, and then continued to walk around the neighborhood…which also affords you some incredible views on new and old architecture in New York. Here are just two of many buildings that caught my camera’s eye while we were walking around.

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I hope you enjoyed this walk around this beautiful part of New York. I really loved sharing it with you all. By the way, I am wearing Pull & Bear skater dress, Vince Camuto Ellen flats and my YSL Muse bag.

Till next time…
XOXO,
Martha

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55 Comments

  1. August 29, 2012 / 2:39 pm

    I love NYC and especially the HighLine, you must check it out during sunset, its even more beautiful than during the afternoon. Great pics!

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    • August 31, 2012 / 1:54 am

      Thanks for the tip, Lisa!!
      I will definitely head back there before we leave next week…I am sure it must be magical at sunset.
      XOXO

  2. August 29, 2012 / 2:48 pm

    Ooo I LOVE your dress! Beautiful pictures, too.

    • August 31, 2012 / 1:54 am

      Thank you, Kirstin!!
      I love that type of dress…so feminine and fun.
      XOXO

  3. August 29, 2012 / 3:00 pm

    Thank you for the wonderful walk through NYC, I have only been to the city one time and only for an afternoon which is about the same as never being there.

    • August 31, 2012 / 1:55 am

      Lol!
      Kelli…I will probably agree with your comment…you definitely need more than an afternoon in the city…at the very least a full week ;)
      XOXO

  4. August 29, 2012 / 3:01 pm

    WOW, simply stunning photos! I’ve been to NYC about 6 times and I can’t believe I’ve never heard of the High Line! It’s definitely on my list for my next trip. LOVE that shoes poster. . .too funny (and accurate)!

    • August 31, 2012 / 1:56 am

      You definitely have to check it out!!!
      It’s such a fabulous oasis in the city…and yes, I HAD to take a picture of the poster…because you’re right…it’s totes accurate ;)
      XOXO

    • August 31, 2012 / 1:57 am

      Thank you, Rebecca…NYC is one of my favorite cities to photograph…there is just so much to see ;)
      XOXO

  5. August 29, 2012 / 3:11 pm

    Thank you very much for the tweet to share your blog. And such great pictures!

    • August 31, 2012 / 1:57 am

      Daniel,
      I am so happy you stopped by and saw the post.
      It means a lot to me.
      Thank you!!
      XOXO

  6. August 29, 2012 / 4:00 pm

    I love this post! I hope you’re having great time in the Big Apple
    xoxo

    • August 31, 2012 / 1:58 am

      Thank you, Yasmine!!
      It is very hard NOT to have a great time while here ;)
      XOXO

  7. August 29, 2012 / 5:19 pm

    Wow these pictures are so cool! I love your outfit and the colors are amazing! The first image is my favourite:)
    kisses chris

  8. August 29, 2012 / 6:20 pm

    Love this! My friend just moved to NYC I need to tell her about this place in case she doesn’t know!

    • August 31, 2012 / 1:59 am

      Hey Lis!!
      I saw she tweeted us back that she’s been to the High Line before…and of course, she loves it ;)
      You MUST see it next time you come!!
      XOXO

  9. August 29, 2012 / 6:44 pm

    This looks so beautiful and interesting. Will definitely be checking it out next time I’m in NYC. You took great pictures!

    xo loulou

    • August 31, 2012 / 1:59 am

      Hey Loulou,
      You would definitely love it…
      You’re a much better photographer than I am and I KNOW your pictures of this picturesque walkway would be amazing!!
      XOXO

    • August 31, 2012 / 2:00 am

      Thank you, Antonella!!
      I love this fit…it always make me feel super girly ;)
      XOXO

    • August 31, 2012 / 2:00 am

      Thank you!!
      The place is gorgeous and the dress is definitely one that won’t get me lost in a crowd ;)
      XOXO

  10. August 30, 2012 / 1:50 pm

    Amazing pictures and outfit! I wish I could be there too!!

    Mariah

    • August 31, 2012 / 2:01 am

      Thank you!!
      Hope you get a chance to visit soon! ;)
      XOXO

  11. Tijana
    August 30, 2012 / 8:05 pm

    Thank you for this lovely post and great pictures ;) xoxo

    • August 31, 2012 / 2:01 am

      So glad that you enjoyed it, Tijana!!
      XOXO

  12. August 31, 2012 / 3:35 am

    LOVE all your pictures.. your green dress is absolutely gorgeous! I lived in NY for two years, but had to move after I graduated with my Master’s. I really miss it, and I def. want to move back eventually! Your pics brought me down memory lane..

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    • August 31, 2012 / 4:59 pm

      So happy you enjoyed them :)
      NY is definitely a city with tons of beauty…and I think the High Line is one of the best parts about it.
      XOXO

  13. August 31, 2012 / 5:04 am

    me encantaria conocer nueva york es una ciudad tan cosmopolita, por cierto muy lindo tu vestido =)

    • August 31, 2012 / 4:59 pm

      You would LOVE it!!!
      Es una cuidad con tanto para ver, comer y comprar ;)
      XOXO

    • August 31, 2012 / 5:00 pm

      Thank you!!
      NY in the summer is always extra fun, I think ;)
      XOXO

    • September 1, 2012 / 5:25 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comment!!
      I will definitely check out your blog :)
      XOXO

    • September 1, 2012 / 5:26 pm

      Thank you, Diana!!
      You would do AMAZING pictures here…I would love to see you do a NY post one day ;)
      XOXO

    • September 3, 2012 / 5:26 am

      Thank you so much, Martha! I hope I will be able to visit New York again soon and then I will do my best with the photos ;)
      Diana Marks Twitter

    • September 3, 2012 / 3:53 pm

      Hope so too to for you :)
      XOXO

  14. September 1, 2012 / 5:34 am

    LOVE your pics. The green dress is FAB. And the best sign – NYC: Tolerant of your beliefs, judgmental of your SHOES. YES!
    XOXO
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:
    http://psbananas.com

    • September 1, 2012 / 5:26 pm

      Lol!! I know!!
      That sign was too funny not to photograph…I thought “yep, that is New York” ;)
      XOXO

  15. September 1, 2012 / 8:22 pm

    ..amazing photo post Darling , you look fabulous , I love your cute and girly summer dress , such a beautiful shade of green and I love that you mixed it with pair of flats ..FABULOUS !I always have heels in my bag if I wear flats and if I have heels on I will definitely have pair of flats with me , always the safe option :)

    • September 1, 2012 / 11:19 pm

      Definitely!! And in NY, walking around a place like the High Line in heels just doesn’t make any sense…so flats it was ;)
      I always carry flats with me when I have heels too…I love Tieks specifically for this purpose.
      XOXO

  16. September 2, 2012 / 1:32 am

    Love the shot of you lying down. Are you going to Lucky FABB finally?

    • September 2, 2012 / 1:51 am

      Thank you!!
      No :(
      But we should still meet up in NY!!
      XOXO

  17. September 18, 2012 / 12:58 pm

    I really am amazed that I missed this the first time round. Congratulations on the site and perspectives.