One of our favourite ways to explore when we’re on holidays is by going for a walk. Walking slows everything down, and helps us see what we might miss if we were in a cab, subway or car. This month I’ll be reminiscing about some of the beautiful walks we’ve taken around the world.
One of my favourites was on New York City’s High Line. The High Line was originally an elevated railroad track, built to keep freight trains safely away from ground level. After being closed in 1980, various interest groups sparred over its possible demolition. The decision was made to turn it into an urban park and, now that I’ve seen it, I can’t imagine it ever being anything else. This pastoral haven in the middle of a busy city is both a true respite and a gorgeous walk.
We climbed up to the High Line just outside of Chelsea Market, and continued the walk north to 30th Street. It was a beautiful summer day, and we were happy to stroll its length, enjoying the flowers, the view and the serenity.