Monday, August 20, 2012

Standard Views

Hello from NYC! I've been here doing some work over the weekend and thought I'd share a little bit of the 'scene' around here. I have only stayed in Midtown on past trips but this time we are in the Meatpacking district at the Standard Hotel. I have to say it is a nice change and I love getting to know this beautiful & vibrant little area.

There's plenty to see around the hotel, but the High Line running underneath the building is definitely a highlight.
The High Line is a public park built on a historic rail line elevated above the city streets on Manhattan's West Side.

You can see some of the original rail tracks throughout the gardens.

I loved all the sights as I walked along the park.

The view of the Empire State building was breathtaking.

Speaking of views, I have to share some looks at the fun rooftop bar on the 18th floor of the hotel called Le Bain.

It has an outdoor French park feel with colorful chairs, a faux lawn & beautiful city views!

I'm actually enjoying this view as we speak! My heels are propped up and I am blogging away on my iPad! You might notice the alignment & photo size is a little off, but I'm kind of experimenting with my new gadget so bear with me :)

I will be heading back to Minneapolis tomorrow, so I'm going to hang out and enjoy the view now. See you again soon!

- Posted by Carla using BlogPress from my iPad


  1. I can hardly look at those pics, even though they are great, cause I'm terrified of heights! Yikes! LOL! How are you liking BlogPress? I downloaded it last week but haven't tried it out yet! Enjoy the rest of your trip!

    1. BlogPress helps, but it isn't perfect at all. I can't center align text like I usually do and the photos won't post in "XLarge" size. I had to log into my Droid cell phone and adjust it from there. I might look for a better app, let me know if you find a good one too! I have to say it was nice to blog on a little device that had pictures all loaded on it, no laptop boot up, loading pics, editing pics in photoshop, etc. It simplified the blogging process and made it shorter, that I appreciated!

  2. Thanks for posting the information about the High Line. I went on my first trip to NYC right after you returned and it was one of the few places on my list of things to do. Very cool, thanks for posting! Bonnie


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