{photo diary} West Chelsea

I’m lucky to work inside an office building that is located adjacent to the Highline in beautiful, secluded West Chelsea. When I lived uptown, I used to walk along it on my way home, away from the racing cars along 10th Avenue. While the building has twelve floors, I had never been to the top until the other day, and boy was the view incredible! It was the same view I was used to seeing from my floor, yet everything appeared so much smaller from eight flights further up, especially the long, snowy Highline!

Above the Highline

Above the Highline

Above the Highline

Amelia Toro

I have to admit I’ve walked by the Amelia Toro shop on Tenth Avenue at least hundreds of times, but I had never stepped inside until the other day. A friend introduced me to this shop – which is laid out like a art gallery with grey floors and white walls, but actually sells originally designed clothes. Amelia hails from Colombia and the influence her roots are certainly present in her colorful designs. Below, discover the bright, eccentric creations and space of designer Amelia Toro…

Amelia Toro

Amelia Toro

Amelia Toro

Amelia Toro
229 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10011

Intelligentsia Coffee

Walking into the lobby of the Highline Hotel, you will find the best coffee shop in the city: Intelligentsia. The lobby itself is straight from a film: with oriental rugs, velvet couches, leather details, and typewriters on the coffee tables. I met with a friend here this past weekend for sweet almond croissants and yummy lattes:

Intelligentsia

Intelligentsia

Intelligentsia

Intelligentsia Coffee
180 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10011

February 07, 2016

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I’m an American photographer and writer based in Paris after living in New York for 7 years and then and spending a year and a half traveling. My work has been featured by the Paris and Nice Tourism Offices, Art Basel, and Refinery 29. Culture Passport is a place to share my travels and experiences in new places, with a focus on cultural attractions.

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