Urban contrast - self-seeding plants, and 19th , 20th, and 21st century architecture
Grab your camera and tour the High Line, one of Manhattan's hot popular destinations. See spectacular views and vivid details of the West Side of mid -Manhattan. From an elevated platform, the High Line provides countless vistas of the Hudson River. Glancing inland while walking through a vast range and display of wild self-seeding plants, you can focus on the time capsule of urban architecture that constitutes New York City; mid 19th Century into the 21st.
The repurposing of this old elevated rail line into a public park has driven urban revitalization in the area - art galleries, high tech companies, retail fashion, new residential high rises and the construction of the newest Manhattan neighborhood, the Hudson Yards. Learn the history of Chelsea from the top of High Line as you hone your photographic skills. This is both a photo and a walking, talking tour with a professional photographer and community gardener for 45 years.
Make sure you have the battery fully charged and storage enough for your pics
This is a photo walking tour where we will see and talk about:
Historical Gansevoort Street -
A-self seeded landscape, stretching over a mile with over 210 species of trees, perennials, grasses, and shrubs.
Whitney Museum of American Art. (Renzo Piano)
Site-specific art installations
The Standard Hotel
IAC Building (Frank Gehry)
Chelsea Market Building (a former Nabisco factory (1890)
10th Avenue Square and Overlook
Views Of Hudson River and the New York Harbor
The 19th warehouses where the Manhattan Project got its name.
1930's London Terrace Apartments (1930)
The largest stretch of Public Housing (1960)-
General Theological Seminary early 19th century)
Views of both 'beau-art' Hoboken Terminal and the 'art deco' Empire State building
Starrett-Lehigh Building 1930
Morgan General Mail Facility, largest in the country
Hudson Yards - the latest and largest 21-century development in NYC
Northern Spur Preserve
Hudson Yards - the latest and largest 21-century development in NY
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: West Village at Jackson Square Park at W 13th Street and 8th Avenue. The closest subway is 8th ave and 14th street with A, C, E, and L trains. Sometimes people choose to start this tour at the other end of High Line W 34 St /12 Ave near the new 7 line subway.
End location: Either at 23rd Street and 10 10Ave or if there is the time the end of High Line at 34 St /12 Ave. We can also choose to end the tour in the Meat-Packing District and the West Village where there are many food and drink options.
Duration: 3 hours
It's best to do this tour in the morning before the crowds fit the narrow pathways. Evenings can also be full, but then capturing the sunsets over the Hudson is always rewarding.
Walking the High Line.
My full and personal attention for 3 hours. I am eager to share my photographic skills to guide you in capturing better urban images. I am also willing to share my knowledge and experience of the West Village, the Meat Packing District, High Line and Chelsea.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 USD - Light refreshment.
Any drinks or food (there are a few places on High Line) if you choose to take a short break during this tour.