May 2, 2011

World Trade Center Remembrance and Statue of Liberty

I thought of what the World Trade Centers used to look like when the news came that the evil one had been killed.  For years, I did a lot of driving on the NJ Turnpike and couldn't stop to take photos of the buildings, but I would look at the WTCs for as long as I could, in the rear view mirror, or coming towards them, I don't know why, but I wanted to remember them, obviously this was before the attacks, before the taliban, before al quaeda, before all the misery of September 11, 2001.

This oldest photo shows the WTCs at the tip of the island.  This photo was taken with my little old plain camera, no digital or 35mm back then and was shot from the observation deck at the Empire State Building.

This is one of the WTC buildings taken from standing on the sidewalk.  I wanted to go inside, it was a Saturday and the building was fairly empty.  My husband didn't understand why I wanted to go inside, he worked in the Wall Street financial area, so these buildings didn't faze him, they were ordinary sights.  I went in for a walk around the lobby area.

Here you can see the WTCs behind the back of the Statue of Liberty.  She's giving a salute to all those who perished on September 11, 2001 and since, in the cause of freedom. 

Take that and stick it in your cowardly cave.   I surely hope the news is true.


The Krafty Cupcake said...

I came to New York in August 2008 and visited the museum for the Twin Towers, something I had wanted to do for a long time. It was terribly sad but I was glad that I did and will always stay with me. Sue x

Sunshineshelle said...

Yep gone, used someone as a human shield, coward to the last :(

Megan said...

I love the 2nd photo. Powerful picture. I was a kid the first time I went to NYC, maybe 6th grade, and we went inside too