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Last week I visited the 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero. I had mixed feelings as I approached the two large pools that occupy the space where the Twin Towers once stood. This is the site of tragedy and tremendous loss of life, but at the same time the memorial is beautiful. For me it is a somber place, yet it's also a place where tourists enjoy their visit, smiling and taking photos of themselves. It was a unique atmosphere that I have never encountered before.

The National September 11 Memorial opened to the public on September 12, 2011. There are two large reflecting pools that stand in the "footprints" of the fallen Twin Towers. Collected rainwater cascades down the sides, creating the largest man-made waterfalls in North America. Around each side of the pools, the names of those who died that day are etched into the rims.

On the site there is also a forest of 400 trees, and the newly-opened museum. This is a view of the south pool. The south tower, with its observation deck on top, once stood here.

I usually don't post series of the same subject, but in this case I will be showing different points of view, each one feeling a bit different to me.

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  • Copyright: Brenda Elaine (worldcitizen) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1243 W: 219 N: 1630] (6859)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-07-30
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/3.1, 1/320 seconds
  • More Photo Info: view
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-08-03 10:11
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