Monday, December 24, 2012

Day 24: 9/11 Memorial

Yesterday evening, between seeing my brother and his family and seeing my husband's brother and his family, we decided to visit the recently opened 9/11 Memorial.

It was extremely cold and windy and dusk was settling. I just managed to get a photo of the Freedom Tower which is still in the process of being built.

Both my husband Mark and I were looking for names of particular people. The names surround the edges of the pools that are the footprints of the two towers.

It is really a spectacular memorial. You are mesmerized by the waterfalls and then you notice that the water starts as a quiet pool just under the carved names of the victims before it flows over the edges. The other thing you notice is the rushing sound of the water. At one point the wind picked up some of  the water and sprayed it over us.

I hope to get back there again someday to see it in the daylight. I'm sure it will be a completely different experience.

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