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... West Side Line. Inspired by the 4.8kmPromenade plantée (tree-lined walkway), a similar project in Paris completed in 1993, the High Line has been redesigned and planted as an aerial greenway and rails-to-trails park. After finishing up my tour, I headed back to my couch host's apartment. I was in the kitchen cooking when I started talking to one of his room neighbours. He was really friendly and we got all really well, so I went into his room to watch a movie. Then I received ...
... even though it was crawling with visitors. There are also cells that house art installations… things that range from knitted furniture, pictures, and a whole car! How they got that in there, I do not know. It was an awesome place to visit, and photograph.
We took the audio tour, which was highly informative and easy to follow… well, mine was until my headset started screeching at me and I had to go get it ...
... when the weather turned inclement.
I really liked the city, it felt like a miniature NYC. There are bars and restaurants on every corner and row houses line the streets as far as the eye can see.
I was tempted to "do" a Rocky Balboa on the steps of the Museum of Art and re-enact the movie scene but thankfully my efforts were rained out.
No photo's taken today!
... La Ristorante La Buca that night for excellent Italian food. The next night it was Sbraga, owned by a 2009 Top Chef winner, for more continental cuisine. Lucky us!
The next day, our hunt began, not Charlie D., but rather for Charlie D.'s father. Like his son, he was also named Charles Di Pasquale, so I will call him Charlie D. Senior. Actually,father and son were both named Celistino, I believe, but it is sometimes hard to pin down names. ...
... egg, and cheese croissant I was thinking that the line forming was walk in hopefuls. When I was on the phone with Melissa explaining the situation, she thought I should probably go wait in line. I explained to her that I had an appointment and they made it clear that I would only be seen 15 minutes before or after my scheduled time.
As I sat enjoying the cool temps inside the coffee house a security guard (probably more than ...