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Paris vs New York–unique parks

Paris vs NYC

This summer I’ve had the fortune to travel to two of the greatest cities in the world, Paris and NYC. So I’d like to start a new series on the blog, Paris vs New York where I share photographs of similar or opposing concepts and places.

La Coulée Verte (La Promenade Plantée) is a 4.5 km long park in the 12th arrondissement in Paris, built on an old railway. It’s made up of elevated gardens and tree-lined bike paths. It was so lovely seeing the wonderful building facades popping through the lush vegetation.paris vs new york - telltaleblog- la coulee verte - high line park

paris vs new york - telltaleblog- la coulee verte - high line park paris vs new york - telltaleblog- la coulee verte - high line park

paris vs new york - telltaleblog- la coulee verte - high line park

paris vs new york - telltaleblog- la coulee verte - high line park

paris vs new york - telltaleblog- la coulee verte - high line park

paris vs new york - telltaleblog- la coulee verte - high line park

paris vs new york - telltaleblog- la coulee verte - high line park paris vs new york - telltaleblog- la coulee verte - high line park

paris vs new york - telltaleblog- la coulee verte - high line park

The High Line Park is a similar elevated park, only 1.6 km in length, built along the former West Side Line. Inspired by the Coulée Verte, it offers beautiful views of the lower West side – Chelsea and the Meatpacking District.

paris vs new york - telltaleblog- la coulee verte - high line park

paris vs new york - telltaleblog- la coulee verte - high line park paris vs new york - telltaleblog- la coulee verte - high line park

paris vs new york - telltaleblog- la coulee verte - high line park

paris vs new york - telltaleblog- la coulee verte - high line park

paris vs new york - telltaleblog- la coulee verte - high line park

paris vs new york - telltaleblog- la coulee verte - high line park paris vs new york - telltaleblog- la coulee verte - high line park

paris vs new york - telltaleblog- la coulee verte - high line park

paris vs new york - telltaleblog- la coulee verte - high line park

Comments (8)

  • such a great place to clear head. i love taking a long walk.

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  • Wow, I love your blog, the pictures are amazing! I’ve been to Paris last year and it wasn’t a good experience, unfortunately, I have a blog post about that;))

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  • Hey Alex, great post I would love to get back to Paris, such a beautiful city (well so is New York, I can’t wait for my trip to the big apple in a few weeks!). I got my tea kettle at overstock.com but you can find it on amazon as well, wish I would have thought of that sooner!! And the classics are books :) they are the Barnes and noble classic versions of each book :)

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  • Beautiful photos! I love both those cities and loved walking The Highline when I was in NYC.

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  • Paris is so beautiful, and I can only imagine NY is amazing as well. This is a great idea for a series. I’m guessing you’re familiar with http://parisvsnyc.blogspot.ro/?

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  • It’s so fun to see the Coulée Verte through your eyes! Now that it’s the dead of winter the Coulée Verte is so grey and bare, so your photos are definitely making me dream of spring. Did you prefer the High Line or the Coulée Verte?

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  • I’m visiting NY in March, the High Line looks so amazing, will definitely have to check that out! Love your photos!

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  • Great pictures. I just came back from NYC after a quick weekend trip. The High Line was my last stop. Despite it being January and cold, it was a wonderful experience.

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