New York – High Land Park

For several decades since its opening in 1934, the elevated rail line High Line was used to transport food into Manhattan (source: thehighland.org). In the 80-ies, however, parts og the track were demolished and led to the line being discontinued. As years passed, the tracks were covered in wild flowers and started to rust and people called for its removal. One og the former mayor Rudy Giuliani’s last acts in office was in fact to sign a demolition order.

Luckily the order was never executed and in 2009, under mayor Bloomberg, the old rail line had been converted into a beautiful elevated park above New York’s buzzling life.

Well worth a visit and (best of all) free of charge. Check out thehighline.org for info about access points to the park.

New York – Statue of Liberty

2012 was the year I first visited New York, one of the most iconic destinations for a Norwegian movie-buff. One day we signed up for a canal cruise around Manhattan and on one of our stops we god a great photo op of the Statue of Liberty.

Once a welcoming symbol of freedom and democracy for the millions of immigrants who came to America seeking a new and better life. These days, not so much..