Continuing with my second photo from the National September 11 Memorial at Ground Zero, I have pulled back a bit to reveal less of the south reflecting pool, and show some of the names etched on the rim.
The four sides of each pool have the names of the 2,977 victims that were killed on 9/11, (at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the plane crash site in Pennsylvania), as well as the names of the six victims who were killed during the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center towers.
Focusing on the names, and not the waterfalls, is when the emotion really hits. As you can see from this photo, in certain spots a single flower has been left in the name of a loved one by friends or family members.
Citizens of more than 90 countries were lost that terrible day, making it not just a New York City tragedy, but a global one, as well.
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siudzi (34141) 2014-08-06 23:55
Truly eye catching capture of this special monument. The white rose looks so symbolic here and made the scene really unique. Beautifully done and thanks for sharing!
saxo042 (37880) 2014-08-07 8:21
Indeed a poignant and emotional picture. We were actually at the top of one of the towers during our visit to NYC in 1996. This is a very good TE contribution.
abmdsudi (54053) 2014-08-07 10:26
It's a very powerful and symbolic image at the memorial pools of where the Twin Towers stood. It is a very emotive and surreal place to visit. This is so sad with those names....
Great work, Congrats
mesutilgim (95248) 2014-08-07 12:04
Another nice capture of this memorial in NY.
TFS and best regards
jcpix (13930) 2014-08-07 20:05
Before reading your note, I immediately had the same thoughts...seeing the names really hits home. I imagine many people look past this to rush and take in the overall visual, but the impact this presents is truly thought provoking and deep seeded.
Many thoughts come rushing in, as I'm sure was intended by the architects of this memorial, and you've done just as well to make one stop and reflect on the events of that day in a very respectful manner with this arrangement. Enjoy the new day. Take good care.
boa (7375) 2014-08-08 0:10
a good reminder of what happened 2001 but also a good reminder of whats happening today. Iraq, Israel, Syria, Ukraine etc. A good shot with the flower in focus of a beloved family member name. The buildings in the background explains in which city this is. A good contribution to TE, tfs!
Have a nice day/
macjake (67748) 2014-08-11 17:52
its vital that we see the people around the edges of the memorial too - it really does just go to show the large scale of it.
interesting to see how people have placed roses on the names...so how's that done i wonder?
i think its a wonderful tribute with the flower like that.
thanks for these images, really appreciate it.
have a great day
batalay (38821) 2014-08-20 21:25
Such a poignant scene! The depth of field is ideal, revealing the names of some of victims in the foreground, and the visitors in the background. I am impressed by the size of footprint of the pool.
josepmarin (58357) 2014-08-25 8:11
te escribo en español porque creo que así puedes practicarlo un poco, ya que lo escribes muy bien.
Como ya sabes, en nuestro primer viaje a NYC visitamos el observatorio de la Torre Sur, y nos dejó una imagen inolvidable de la vista sobre Manhattan.
En el segundo viaje las Torres ya no estaban allí, y había un gran trabajo de construcción. Quedé impresionado al ver que en la ciudad faltaba algo muy importante en su skyline por culpa de la locura de algunos "seres humanos".
Y por lo que veo en esta buena foto, debo volver a visitar el Ground Zero, para ver el renacimiento de esta zona urbana, como el Ave Fénix.
Me impacta mucho leer algunos nombres de las víctimas del atentado del 11 de Septiembre. Y eso da una gran fuerza visual y dramática a tu composición.
PS: el año próximo nos gustaría volver a NY, quizá lo hagamos, y si es así, nos gustaría encontrarte allí y conocerte personalmente.
annjackman (21899) 2014-08-31 23:06
The white rose on the etched name makes this a superbly emotion image. This site has changed much over the years and I am glad that it is finally a placed to visit and remember rather than a vast building site.
Kind Regards, Ann
delpeoples (58030) 2014-09-09 8:33
Yes of course, September 11 nears! A very beautiful composition and photo that belies the sadness and tragedy behind it. The names are a very sobering reminder of man's inhumanity to man.
I hope you are well, thank you for the very thoughtful and sobering photo
bona (13737) 2014-09-17 13:14
I like your photo. I have one quit similar but in Black & white. Take a look here http://www.trekearth.com//photo1397657.htm
When I visit the memorial, was ranning a lot and the place pass me a very sad feeling. Know that so many good people die by crazy people is really sad.
Here everything is fine here. Pedro is growing so fast that soon here will carry me :)
Hope all is well with you.
Have a nice day.
pili51 (1853) 2014-09-19 5:23
a pesar de la tristeza que me hace sentir esta imagen, la verdad es que tengo muchas ganas de regresar a NYC y ver con mis propios ojos este Memorial, aunque seguramente me emocionará mucho.
El detalle de la rosa blanca sobre uno de los nombres de las víctimas, da una gran potencia dramática a tu composición.
Bonita foto de un lugar que recordará para siempre la locura fanática de algunos "seres humanos", que no puede repetirse.
PS: nos gustaría volver a NYC en 2015, y si eso sucediera, nos encantaría conocerte personalmente.
icesurfer (572) 2014-11-16 15:29
A powerful choice of POV, with the names of some of the victims in the foreground and, in the background, the city that without forgetting the tragedy is still there, alive and kicking.
Thanks for sharing