But What is the Question?

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A mural on a building abutting the High Line prior to 2016

 

 

 

At the High Line in the Meat Packing District, NY whose entire real estate – except the High Line itself – has been taken over by  very expensive condominia and office buildings which come right up to the edge of the High Line.

 

 

 

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The High Line is the transformation between 2006 and 2015 of almost one and a half miles of an elevated spur of the old New York Railroad in lower Manhattan into a greenway.

 

 

 

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The old rails are visible in some places and camouflaged by plants in others.  

 

 

 

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On one side a view of the Hudson.  On the other the city.   Elevators have been installed periodically to street level.

 

 

 

 

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At the southern end is the Whitney Museum of (North) American Art.  Like a great ship with several decks looking out on the water and the city.

 

 

 

 

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At the northern, the bizarre building called the Vessel designed by the developer of the Hudson Yards to provide a ‘momentary epiphany’ to those of us who cannot afford anything more substantial. It stands hard by a virtual gated community and one of the most expensive shopping malls in the country.

 

 

 

 

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More than 200 varieties of plants, many native, were planted  on the High Line in a design by Piet Oudolf. 

 

 

 

 

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The High Line, New York, June 2015-25

 

 

 

Wooden seating of various shapes line the length of the greenway.

 

 

 

 

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Love was not the answer for this mural.

He is gone.  As brilliant as he was, he was not rich enough to remain.

A world whose comfy spaces are, more and more, for the very rich.  

 

 

 

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The rest of us jostling for what space remains squished between the trees and the tall buildings.  

 

 

 

 

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With no longer a clue to what question love is the answer because the love went the way of the old trains we no longer hear here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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