June 11th, 10.00 am, The Empire Diner. A group of 26 Leica shooters gather in The Big Apple for The Leica Meet.
After some introductory remarks from Eileen McCarney Muldoon and Olaf Willoughby the group set out to explore the area around the High Line.
It’s a fascinating area. From 1934 to 1980 an elevated rail line connected the rail yards of mid-town Manhattan to an industrial district along the lower West Side of Manhattan. It fell into disuse and after much controversy and considerable effort a stretch measuring 1.45 miles has been reclaimed, planted and open to the public.
The overall plan was to use the High Line as a central backbone for a day of seeing, shooting and sharing, ending up back at The Leica Store, Soho where Elliot Kurland and Rene Perez had kindly arranged a wine and cheese party for the group.
The group comprised a good mix of ‘regulars’ whose work is frequently posted on The Leica Meet and also first timers – native New Yorkers, but also visitors from Boston, Washington DC, LA and London.
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