Friday, December 09, 2011

is this art related?


You may wonder why I am so infatuated with the High Line, which runs on the old elevated freight tracks that ran from the west 30's in NY down the west side.  This is a section that has not yet been revitalized -- but will be completed in the near future.The whole line was slated to be demolished in the 1980's but the neighborhood residents who formed Friends of the High Line, saved it and the city made it into a park. For someone like me who loves urban grit and pieces of the past against the landscape of the future, this is paradise.

 The High Line is, to me, a work of art in itself and for someone who loves an unlikely juxtaposition of textures, pure joy.


Later in the day, a walk along Hudson River Park, from 24th St. to 39th St, more visual stimulation for this artist.  It was the first time I had been in this park --there is something magical about first times!
 I never did figure out what these things were. Things to tie the horses to?  Do you know?? In any case,  rust-lover's heaven.


The marks on the side of this old corrugated metal pier building...ahhhhhh.
By 4:30 it was getting dark on the west side of Manhattan.
Doesn't New Jersey look beautiful?
So, looking east where it was still a bit lighter, time to head to the Port Authority to catch the bus home.
Near he Port Authority bus terminal, reflections of one residential building in another.
Fuzzy photo because of the dark, but this is the only way to describe the day and the urban art.



15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those rusty things are "bollards." Ships tie their ropes/lines to them when they dock.

Rayna said...

Thanks, Anon. I wish you would tell me who you are:-(.

Gerrie said...

Oh, we do enjoy the same kind of arty day. Would love to have spent it with you.

fluxustulip said...

Gorgeous pics, Rayna! I wanna line those bollards up & take some photos..but I'd be too tired from all the physical effort.

MariQuilts said...

Yes, yes, yes...this is the kind of art I love. So inspiring...this would have been my kind of day as well.

Diane Wright said...

I was going to tell you about bollards...but Bollocks, Anon beat me to it.

I love the rusting...the textures..the sticks. Thanks. Great pics.

Michigoose said...

Me too...and I won't tell you the horrific name used by some of my old board members in Connecticut....which was NOT politically correct.

I really laughed at myself...when I saw "High Line" I thought "Wow, I didn't know that Rayna had connections to Montana!" In Montana, the "Highline" is the road which runs across north western Montana, and was known for it's really tough living. Some say the high line got its name because it was raised to keep the snow off the road....I just know it is the area my mom was from.

Yah...I love rusty bits and industrial patterns....Lisa

eldersparks said...

Now there's a word for the day: "bollards"! Have to remember it the next time I go on a cruise (ha)!

Natalya Aikens said...

sigh.....gotta go for a walk on the high line....

tiedyejudy said...

Great pix, Rayna! Bet you have some printing in your future with some of these images! And I thought I knew what the bollards were for, but sure didn't know their name...

teri said...

lovely textures on the photos on this post. I have enjoyed each new addition to the High Line - the bird cages, for example. NYC is so full of interesting photo material, isn't it?

Iris said...

I also a big fan of the high line. I loved recognizing what you'd photographed. It's so close to me... I should go more often. Would love to meet you there sometime! As I'm obsessed with your book right now (omg I LOOVE it)--I can imagine how you might feel very aligned with the High Line.

Eva said...

Wonderful pictures. Isn't it lovely to see the sun in this season of short days? Well, we are worse off, here on the 53rd latitude in the polar night of these weeks. This makes me enjoy your blue sky even more.

affaffastudio.com said...

I thought bollards were used to tie up dinosaurs!

Mike said...

Thanks, Anon. I wish you would tell me who you are.....research paper

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