Photograph of High Line by Alex Nichol

High Line

The High Line is an elevated urban garden that winds through Manhattan's West Side, following the river from Hudson Yards in the North, through Chelsea to Greenwich Village in the South. It's free to visit, and is well worth doing.

Photograph of High Line, New York by Alex Nichol
Fujifilm X-T5 + Fujinon XF23mm f/1.4 R LM WR
Photograph of High Line, New York by Alex Nichol
Fujifilm X-T5 + Fujinon XF23mm f/1.4 R LM WR

It's a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, and a little oasis of calm amongst the bedlam. For us, it doubled as an easy walk from Hudson Yards to Little Island, where we stopped for a coffee before exploring Greenwich Village.

Photograph of High Line, New York by Alex Nichol
Fujifilm X-T5 + Fujinon XF23mm f/1.4 R LM WR
Photograph of High Line, New York by Alex Nichol
Fujifilm X-T5 + Fujinon XF23mm f/1.4 R LM WR

Better than the gardens, for me at least, were the views. The trail is built on an old elevated New York Central Railroad line on the West Side, and snakes easily between several different architectural eras, from the shining glass facades of Hudson Yards to the red brick warehouses of the Meat Packing District.

Photograph of High Line, New York by Alex Nichol
Fujifilm X-T5 + Fujinon XF23mm f/1.4 R LM WR
Photograph of High Line, New York by Alex Nichol
Fujifilm X-T5 + Fujinon XF23mm f/1.4 R LM WR

There are tons of fascinating buildings to see, and great views across Manhattan down the long parallel streets of Midtown. I'd recommend joining the High Line at the elevator on West 30th Street, and then walk South to Chelsea Market, where you can hop off and get something to eat.

Photograph of High Line, New York by Alex Nichol
Fujifilm X-T5 + Fujinon XF23mm f/1.4 R LM WR

These photographs were taken with the Fujifilm X-T5 , the incredible Fujinon XF23mm f/1.4 R LM WR and my trusty Kase Wolverine Magnetic filters.

Alex Nichol

About the photographer

Alex Nichol is an amateur photographer based in the UK dabbling with landscape, travel and documentary. Alex has shot with pretty much everything, from classic 35mm and medium format film cameras from Zenit, Leica, Hasselblad and Rolleiflex, to digital SLR and mirrorless systems from Leica, Sony, Canon, Panasonic and Olympus. He is currently shooting with the Fujifilm X System.


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