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From the plaques placed in the High Line Park:
“The High Line was built by the New York Central Railroad between 1929 and 1934 to lift dangerous freight trains from Manhattan’s streets. The Highline’s trains carried meat, produce and dairy products into warehouses and factories at the third-floor [ed: British English: 2nd floor] level. It was known as the ‘Life Line of New York’.
As trucking began to replace rail as the primary means of moving freight in New York Cty, train traffic declined on the High Line, and the southernmost section as torn down. By 1980, the trains had stopped running.
In 1999, with the High Line threatened with demolition, neighbourhood residents formed Friends of the Highlight to advocate for the preservation and reuse of the structure. In 2002, the City of New York boldly committed to transport the High Line into a one-of-a-kind park.”
Interestingly it is less ‘one-of-a-kind’ as more cities are considering turning dis-used rail infrastructure into public recreation space.
I took a lot of pictures, these are the park itself.
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So engrossed in finding the right angle to compose my shot of one the roof features of Hatfield House was I, that I had walked through a well sign-posted gate completely oblivious to the fact that I was in a private area of the property. Selective attention is the phenomenon that causes us to miss often obvious features of the environment around us when we are concentrating on one thing in particular.
Wonder if she knew her feet were wet?
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If there was ever a place where it was impossible to feel sad, Wanderlust festival is it. There’s no other way to describe it.
There’s a buzz in the atmosphere that is electric – the result of a bunch of like-minded people who appreciate a day of fitness in the sun, the most delicious healthy foods and lots of happy faces.
Me and my friend Bridget went along to this festival with no yoga training whatsoever. We didn’t have a mat or any exercise gear.
We just wanted to observe, as yoga has been a thing we’ve both wanted to tick off the bucket list for a while now.
We got to kick back and watch a lot of ladies (and a few men) decked out in their Lulu Lemon gear twist themselves into different positions in the hot sun. Meanwhile, we munched on Little Bird goodness and slurped on The Beverage Boy juices.
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San Francisco is mild year round which means my wardrobe is stocked with cozy knits and tons of boots, jackets, and scarves. Unfortunately, what I don’t have enough of are skirts, dresses, and blouses. But all that aside, my dresser is starting to fill up with sweatshirts! I’m absolutely on board with the sweatshirt trend. They’re so easy to wear and extremely versatile. For a quick run to the grocery store, I pair mine with a pair of leggings. Or for a more work-appropriate look, I’ll wear a collard button-up underneath. This past weekend was sunny with a nice breeze, so I wore my favorite Madewell sweatshirt with a black skirt and sandals.
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Sometimes, we don’t realize what we have until we say goodbye.
Was missing Italia today. This was possibly one of my most favourite days of 2012.
Photo by Martin Romo
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Guatape has just over taken Salento as my favourite little town in the world. This place is tiny, stunning, colourful and surrounded by natural beauty. We stayed in a gorgeous hostel, El Encuentro, with views of the lake and La Piedra. This morning we went against our regular belief system and did exercise on a Sunday. We climbed the 740 stairs to the top of La Piedra, a huge rock coming up through the middle of Guatape. The views were stunning and worth every step.
This place is just wonderful!
Wow, what a place! :)
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It has come to my attention, that travelers now, will take yoga to the extreme, I imagine to show people, “Hey! I’m flexible, AND I travel!”Screw the sweaty hot yoga classroom, or yoga room, or…(I’m not sure what it is exactly), you can do a tree pose? I can do a tree pose in front of the ocean! Child’s pose, ha! Child’s play unless you’re doing it on a mountain top with an eagle eating a fish’s head in the background!
Since this new “competitive travel yoga” has come about, I’ve decided to take it down a notch, and let other travellers know, that it’s not unattainable to compete with these yoga gurus, even if we don’t do yoga on a daily basis, or monthly basis, or ever really. It’s all about inner peace, and wine.
POSE 1, THE PALM TREE
This pose is perfect for those who don’t want to go on a bike ride or run with a friend or loved one. it allows you to blend in to your travel surroundings, avoiding unnecessary exercise. It is also good for hunchbacks looking to “hunch-it-out”.
POSE 2 THE ALMOST COBRA IN AN EMPTY THEATRE WINE SIP
this move is perfect for when you sneak wine into a movie theatre, and no one else is there. You paid $20 to watch a movie, so take advantage by drinking wine and doing a yoga move. Or a kind of yoga move.
POSE 3 THE HALF TWIST HAMMOCK NAP
don’t let this pose fool you, it isn’t easy, it takes about 2 hours of afternoon drink, and a hammock. Notice the focus on leg and chin placement. He has found his happy place.
POSE 4 THE DOWNWARD DRUNKEN DOG
Let’s face it. Yoga, traveling, beaches and beer, are all hard things to put together. But this majestic yoga move that I’ve created, allows for all of this to flow easily, while making all of your travel-yoga friends super jealous that you’re on the beach doing yoga and they’re not. Because that’s what it’s all about.
Now that you have some tips for a great yoga-travel day, try them out in your favorite travel spot! A trash dump, On top of an elderly person, or even at your local liquor store. Get out there and discover your inner peace!
(My inner peace is wine, when it’s in my belly)
That’s my 2 cents
LOL great post :)
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Everything in Istanbul is just so beautiful. On our third day there we, of course, started our morning at an adorable café. I think cafes are always my favorite when traveling abroad. In a city like Houston, we just don’t have the luxury of great outdoor cafes. Between the humidity and the fast paced lifestyle, it’s so hard to just sit and enjoy life and all its beauty. After our coffee we began our fabulous rainbow stair descent towards Istanbul’s Modern Art Museum where we wandered for a while before heading to the Spice Bazaar.
Nice shot, sounds like a great trip! :)
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