Decimo giorno. Giornata tosta.. Iniziamo la nostra giornata dirigendoci nella parte sud di Manhattan, saliamo al 102° piano della Freedom Tower per l'impressionante vista dall'alto sulla città, d'altronde è anche l'edificio più alto dell'occidente, a fianco c'è il World Trade Center con la sua architettura molto particolare e le enormi vasche del memoriale delle Torri Gemelle. Abbiamo visitato il museo a loro dedicato e non saprei sinceramente come descriverlo perché mi ha letteralmente lasciata senza parole. Entrandoci e vedendo tutto quanto mi sono realmente resa conto di ciò che è successo, non che prima non lo avessi capito ma essendo qui, girando per la città tra questi immensi grattacieli e vedendo dal vivo i resti e le memorie è stato po' come realizzare davvero la portata di quanto sia accaduto tanto da commuovermi.Merita più di ogni altra cosa presente in città di essere visto, non ha lasciato indifferente nessuno, penso,perché nonostante la quantità di gente presente c'era un silenzio surreale. L'aria gelida che ci ha accolte all'uscita ci ha fatto riprendere e ci siamo dirette verso la borsa di Wall Street ed il suo famoso Toro, abbiamo preso il traghetto gratuito Staten Island Ferry che nella sua tratta passa esattamente davanti alla Statua della Libertà e cercando di non prendere una bronchite ci siamo messe di fuori per fare le foto.Al rientro ci siamo dirette verso il ponte di Brooklyn che avremmo preferito attraversare a piedi ma il freddo lo ha reso impossibile, abbiamo raggiunto l'altra costa per poterne ammirare lo skyline e dirigerci verso un Rooftop al 24° piano per un mojito annacquato e una sangria senza frutta (non esisteva niente di analcolico). Tornando verso casa stanche morte decidiamo di fare la spesa nel supermercato vicino casa e scopriamo che nemmeno li hanno niente di salutare, speravamo in un'insalata o comunque della verdura ma niente, solo patatine, pop corn ecc, quindi anche sta sera si mangia tutta roba molto salutare. E via! #usa#newyork#worldtradecenter#911memorial#respect#neverforget#wallstreet#statuadellaliberta#brooklyn#skyline#manhattan#rooftop#instaday#instamood#instalife#goodlife#instatravel#travel
No day shall erase you from the memory of time - Virgil
Still so heartbreaking, but I wanted to see the special exhibit "The Comeback Season" which was excellent and I recorded my memory of that day. I encourage everyone to visit the @911memorial.
Known for giant balloons and entertainment, the @Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade is one of the most popular parades in the world. In 2001, first responders made a memorable march as they carried two American flags in the form of the Twin Towers. 📸: Sherry Cohen
9/11 Memorial, Ground Zero. & One World Trade Centre.😔
We walked around both memorials. Reading names of almost 3000 victims lost at this catastrophic event. Roses signifying, this day, would have been their birthday. Touching their engraved names, trying to absorb what happened here...
It's not an easy walk. So many names, roses. Women with an unborn child also part of the names read. The ripple of pain this event created throughout the entire planet, is nothing short of chilling.
A helpless feeling knowing everyday around the world cities/homes/lives are being destroyed by war. I feel privileged and almost guilty Australians have never experienced anything close to this atrocity.
A world in peace remains the wish... If only 😔
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This is the only photo I took at One World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial. I never thought that being there would have such a lasting impact on me. I don’t think anything can prepare you for the moment you walk through the row of trees and see those massive black pools where those beautiful buildings once stood. A drop of water eternally flowing for every single person who lost their life on that horrific day. The energy was very different down there then the street up the way, I wouldn’t call it sad but, peaceful with a sense of reflection. I am very glad I went and paid my respects and we couldn’t have asked for a nicer day, warm and sunny.
Woke up this morning ~ full of dread because I fell asleep doing my homework last night ~ thus making it not done for today ~ So I plopped back in bed wondering how I was going to pull this off with school and work right after school today ~ so I layed in bed and just kept saying over and over ~ “today is a great day ~ everything is going to work out perfectly ~ “ then I made it on my merry way to school listening to my happy daze playlist ~ and for the first time ever I didn’t get stuck in any traffic ~ and all the lights would turn green as I pulled up ~ I got to school and as I approached the class room I saw all the lights off ~ I come to find out that class ended up being canceled today ~<3 I laughed thinking wow ~~~ this is exactly what I needed ~ and I needed to figure it out this way so I’d be up early instead of just sleeping my morning away ~ then I went merrily on my way ~ as “Good Day by Rebelution” came on ~ it took everything in me not to just break out in hard core dance moves as i walked back to my car ~ slightly grooving and letting out a couple of happy twirls ^~^ ~ this just made me again remember just how powerful our thoughts are ~~~ take a moment to sit and think positive thoughts today ~<3 who knows how much it may change your day ~ (^~^) ~ now I’m riding this happy blissful highhh ~~ • Photo creds to @jonnybegoon back in our hotel room while we were in New York two weeks ago ~<3 ~ looking out at the 9/11 memorial •
~ taken six weeks ago on 17th May, this is my photo of the One World Trade Center, also known as the Freedom Tower.
The 9/11 Memorial and Museum is the most special and unique place, very haunting, very emotional, everything I saw there will stay with me forever, including the reflecting pools which are so beautiful and peaceful, the roses they place on the victims' names on their birthdates, the shoes and watches and other personal belongings salvaged from the debris, the missing person posters, the Ladder Company 3 fire truck damaged beyond repair, and a log of calls left on the answerphone of Ladder Company 3's Patrick 'Paddy' Brown asking if he was okay and to get in touch; he and the other firefighters who sped to the World Trade Center aboard that truck all perished when the North Tower collapsed at 10.28am, and his ashes are scattered in Central Park.
There is no doubt that a visit to this sacred site is harrowing. Nothing is sugar-coated and nor should it be, and perhaps certain people may find some content upsetting or offensive, but it is absolutely right that every detail of this atrocity, including information about the evil extremists who killed so many innocent people, is portrayed. Visitors tour the museum in silence and with tears in their eyes, hence the strategically placed boxes of tissues, because the impact this place has on you is profound.
That the memorial and museum exist after such catastrophic human tragedy, that they exist on the site of such devastation, is a worthwhile and important tribute to every life lost. It is important too that we never forget what happened on September 11th 2001, and I truly hope that the families and friends of all those who perished on that fateful day find some peace and comfort and hope for the future here 💖