I've never been to New York, and it's not the first city I'd like to visit when the COVID-19 pandemic ends, but there are places I'm interested in. One is MOMA, home to Picasso's "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon," which I had seen only as a study in Paris, and the other is the High Line, which looks like a fun place to walk.
The High Line is a park built on the elevated portion of the abandoned New York Central Railroad. The line, which stretched between the valleys between buildings, was transformed into a park in 2009. It must be fun to walk along the elevated tracks where the trains used to run. It is said to be inspired by the Promenade Plantée project in Paris, so I wondered if there was anything similar in Japan, and to my surprise, I found it in Yokohama, not far from my house.
It is called the Yamashita Rinkou Line Promenade in Yokohama. It was built on the former Yamashita Rinkou Line of the Japanese National Railways, and the elevated tracks are used as a promenade. It is not a park, so the only similarity may be the fact that you can walk on the former railroad tracks. I knew about this promenade, but I didn't know it was a former railroad track. There are no stores, warehouses, or parking lots underneath the elevated promenade, and you can walk along it like the alter ego of a promenade, which also explains why I wondered why it was elevated.
|Dec 2021 IN THE CITY KANAGAWA|
|PEDESTRIAN PILLAR YOKOHAMA|
December 20, 2021
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS LOXIA 2/35