Photography: Autumn on the High Line

Summer blooms may be fading, but brilliant fall foliage is right around the corner. Photo by Juan Valentin

It’s officially fall in New York City!

With more than 1,500 contributors, the High Line Flickr Pool gathers some of the best photographs of the park. The images are displayed in a rotating gallery on our Web site, giving High Line fans from afar, or those stuck in the office, a great way to keep track of park life. On the blog, we like to recognize the talented photographers who share their unique perspectives of the park throughout the four seasons.

Now that temperatures are cooling and the first hints of fall color are appearing in the planting beds, it’s the perfect time to enjoy crisp evening walks, beautiful fall foliage, seasonal treats from our food vendors, new art commissions, and free public programs for the entire family.

Join us after the jump to see some of our favorite autumnal photos from years past and get a taste of what’s to come this fall.

Fall is one of the best seasons to visit the High Line. From cooler weather to unique horticultural displays, it’s the perfect time to discover another side of the park. Photos by Pablo Jones (left) and Patrick Cullina (right)
Bright fall colors will accent the Diller – von Furstenberg Sundeck later in fall. (left) The leaves of our various sumac trees turn a deep red and Threadleaf bluestar, Amsonia hubrichtii, becomes golden in color. Photos by Patrick Cullina
It’s the season to bring your cold weather footwear out of storage. Here two visitors climb atop the seating in the 10th Avenue Square, on the High Line at West 17th Street, in order to get a better view. Photo by Cindy Krikawa
Fall marks the end of our food vendors’ season at the park. Stop by in the coming weeks to enjoy fall favorites, like hot chocolate and single-origin drip coffee from Blue Bottle Coffee. Photo by Clay McLachlan
With fall in full-swing, High Line Gardeners are busily working to prepare the planting beds for winter. Raydon’s Favorite aromatic aster, Aster oblongifolia ‘Raydon’s Favorite,’ in the foreground on the left is one of fall’s most distinctive blooms. Photos by Lenny Spiro (left) and Philippa Waite (right)
While you won’t see much sunbathing on the Diller – von Furstenberg Sundeck in the fall, it’s still a great place to relax and cuddle up with a loved one while watching the sunset. Photo by Barry Munger
Last year, we hosted our first Social Soup Experiment, where visitors were invited to join together at a communal table for a hearty fall meal. We received lots of requests to bring the event back again this year, and so that’s exactly what we’re going to do. On Saturday, October 20, we’ll host our second Social Soup Experiment, with Chef Mona Talbott returning to cook a hearty meal for more than 200 guests. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, October 1. Photos by Lucy Cuneo
Blooming in late summer and early fall, Rubinzwerg sneezeweed, Helenium x ’Rubinswerg,’ adds bright color to the planting beds. Photo by Yuki Shingai
We’ve opened the rail yards to the public for openhousenewyork weekend in years past, and this year, Uniqlo has helped to extend this popular weekend of tours to two weekends and twice as many opportunities to explore.
Natural textures and subtle colors are a signature element of the late fall landscape at the High Line. Photo by Beverly Israely
Fall favorite Grace smokebush, Cotinus ‘Grace,’ has bright red autumn foliage. Come see this plant on the High Line between Little West 12th and West 13th Streets. Photo by Juan Valentin
As the daylight hours grow shorter, new High Line Art video commissions will light up HIGH LINE CHANNEL 22, on the High Line at West 22nd Street. Photo by Austin Kennedy
As we speak, High Line Teaching Artists are working with local school children to prepare this year’s ghost train puppet for Halloween. Join us on Saturday, October 27, for spooky autumn activities for the whole family. Photo by Deborah Suchman Zeolla
The Philip A. and Lisa Maria Falcone Flyover gives you an opportunity to walk through a canopy of sumac, magnolia, and serviceberry trees – an especially nice treat during the fall season. Photo by Joan Garvin
As colder temperatures set in, the landscape is transformed. High Line Gardeners leave the grasses to overwinter naturally, so when you visit in late fall, you can appreciate the delicate textures and colors of our grasses’ dried stalks and seed heads. Photo by Steven Severinghaus
The landscape has changed greatly on the southern end of the High Line as plants have taken root and filled in since this photo was taken in late 2009. Stop by today and you’ll also see the High Line’s maintenance and operations headquarters and the future home of the Whitney taking shape on the western side of the park. Photo by Barry Munger
It’s a great time to visit the High Line. Stop by to capture your own photos of autumn in the park. Photo by Diana Beato

Join us over the coming months to enjoy the unique fall landscape of the High Line. Share your photos with us in the High Line Flickr Pool or tag @highlinenyc on Twitter or Instagram.

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