Saturday, May 19, 2012

Feeding the soul

I visited the 9/11 Memorial. It was an emotional experience, more affecting than I expected; like seeing a deeply holy place. No more writing now....just photos and some captions.

Canvas signs line the streets making it easy to find 
A heavy police presence
Security lines and screening like the airport...several checkpoints follow
The visitor's pass...keep it out, it will be checked again and again
First view...a beautiful, serene place
Reflecting absence...the bottom of the center pool is always out of view

The names of victims from the airliners are placed along the parapet where the planes hit the buildings

Each pool covers an acre, the sound of the water dampens city noise        

Aerial view looking West

Cobbles and tiles for the walks are cut from the Trade Center's granite

Incomplete Memorial can see the original Trade Center Tridents and a subway staircase through the windows