Monday, August 10, 2009

My World Tuesday




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Do you recognize this place? this is Ground Zero in New York City. I took this shot over the weekend. I shot out from where I was standing because you really can't get a shot down into the empty hole.

There were cranes moving lazily and a few people milling around. No matter that there was really nothing to see I felt the place was a hallowed place. I felt silenced.

My husband, Vinny, waited in the car while I made this visit. He had been at the World Trade Center that day. He was a few blocks from Ground zero when the buildings fell. He was enveloped by the dust and debris and took hours to finally get home in Queens. I didn't hear from him til 1 in the afternoon.

Thanks to the My World Team:

Klaus | Sandy | Ivar | Wren | Fishing Guy | Louise


10 comments:

ewok1993 said...

Hi teach! Looks like a lovely summer day in your neck of the woods. Always great to see some NYC photos.

Sylvia K said...

I can only imagine that sense of silence there, it still gives me a shiver down the spine when I see photos like this. Marvelous shot, Mary!

Have a great week!
Sylvia

Ms. Fiddlesticks said...

You both definitely were under God's hand that day. I so glad you can take a picture with your husband waiting.

Jan said...

Every time I'm near there, I tear up. When it happened, Sharon called and said, "Mom, I think we're at war."

storyteller at Sacred Ruminations said...

Thanks for sharing what Ground Zero looks like now. I was there in 2003 and found it all very unnerving and sad.
Hugs and blessings,

Ebie said...

Hi Ms Mary, my first visit here. Also, my very first to see a shot of ground zero. I used to work in NYC near the WTC many years ago. Thanks for sharing.

Arija said...

A mmory of a sad sad day that changed the world as we knew it. Thank you for sharing this with all of us.

Reader Wil said...

Oh dear, that must have been a frightful time not knowing where your husband was. It was such a horrible event that nobody will ever forget the sight of the buildings collapsing.

Pat said...

It must have been a somber experience for you standing there at ground zero. I can understand why your husband did not get out of the car there.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Hi !! Fantastic building and great shots !! I really loved them..Unseen Rajasthan

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