Kevin and I recently took a 3-day trip to NYC. It was the first time we had gone away, just the 2 of us, since before we had Bryn almost 6 years ago.
I took a ton of pictures while we walked Manhattan Island. On this day we toured the Chelsea area of the island and visited "Highline Park" and Chelsea Market.
Highline is a 100 year old raised train line, slated for demolition in the 1990's. However, the people of Chelsea fought to keep it with the idea to turn it into greenspace. Now 15 years later, 2.4 km of trainline has been turned into park. It was neat to see the railway tracks hidden among the new plants and trees.
After walking the park, Kevin and I checked out Chelsea Market. Once again, New York has turned something old and rundown into something useful and beautiful. The Market is housed in a cookie factory built in the late 1800s. Instead of tearing it down, the city has removed some of the walls, added some benches and divided it into several shops. Each of these shops sells gourmet food- from wine to fine cheeses and specialty baking. For instance, there is a bakery that only sells brownies, and another that specializes in decorated sugar cookies. Amazing eh? It was definitely our kind of place!!
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My name is Bronwyn and I am so glad you have stopped by for a visit. I hope you find joy and inspiration in everything you see here. I live with my family in a new, builder-grade townhome in a small city, even though my dream home would be a century old farmhouse in the countryside. Daily I strive to add warmth, "age," and character to our little home. I love to knit, crochet, sew, decorate, bake and go thrift shopping. These are all a wonderful release after my three small children are off to bed each evening. Thankfully, I have a patient and understanding husband, Kevin, who allows me to bring all kinds of crazy things into our home in the the name of "creativity."