Sunday, October 19, 2014

High Line Hijinx - October 18, 2014

Urban Sketchers ventured on to the newly opened third phase of the celebrated High Line on Manhattan's western waterfront. It was very crowded with sightseers, especially the southern end, but there were plenty of opportunities to sketch.

Starting at the 34th Street entrance, we sketched at bleachers made of huge timbers overlooking rail yards to the east and the West Side Highway and the Hudson to the west.

Walking further down the trail we encountered more people and interesting design elements featuring plants suited to the dry, windy conditions of the path.

As things got busier we started to focus on the various buildings along the trailway, including these toward the southern terminus.

Lunch was at NY Burger Co., and the throw down at the end of the day was at an Irish pub, Billy Marks West.  Wonderfully cool weather and no rain made it a great day for sketching!

Jim W.

1 comment:

  1. Super job on all of these, Jim. I'm impressed that your train cars look so much like train cars using so little detail. It was a great day. If you send me copied of these as JPGS I can post them on the blog. (


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