Monday, November 24, 2008

The High Line

Given time, beauty will out. In the blogroll, you'll now find a link to the Friends of the High Line, an organization founded to save and transform an elevated freight rail in lower Manhattan. One of the two founders is Robert Hammond, son of two San Antonio visionaries, Pat and Hall Hammond. The High Line's history and its transformation are two amazing stories. Visit the site: great history, images, and video.

(Image: Joel Sternfeld)

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Blogger Tammie Lee said...

It does not take long for nature to take over what we have paved over!

In Glacier National Park, folks work on that road every day they can (days that snow do not cover it)all year round. If they did not nature would reclaim that route within a year!

Powerful stuff; lady nature.

Have been on the road a while, two days to go. Looking forward to posting and visiting more often.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday!

6:31 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Amen, Ms Tammie. Pretty amazing, the evolution of The High Line. It was on the verge of demolition (Mayor Giuliani had signed the demolition orders) when Robert and Joshua founded the reclamation efforts that Lady Nature had already started.

I've missed your eye these days of travel; that can only mean good things are in the offing upon your return home. Peace to you, on and off the road.

7:15 AM  

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