But I went this morning to check how Piet Oudolf's plantings initially from 2009 were holding up. (You can find all my High Line posts dating back to 2009 here).
Well, as ever, lots of charming contrasts
of shapes of foliage. However...
there is so much construction going on all around the High Line that the noise is astounding and, as someone wittily pointed out, one will soon need 'gro-lights' for the plantings.
These skeletons are about to become extremely expensive three and four bedroom apartments for masters and mistresses of the universe. Chelsea has been deemed family friendly and is a very nice place to live.
Needless to say, I quite liked it when it was sort of scruffy.
10th Avenue has all these amazing residential buildings.
so big they need industrial elevators for the workers.
Quite a nice contrast of natural and industrial.
Moments of lyricism
and replenishment of plants.
and cone flowers grown up near 16th St.
So, this morning's outing was very mixed. Yes, The High Line is wonderful, is wildly popular and has caused lots and lots of changes locally. A Garden Bridge is in the planning stages in London - I wonder how that will work out?