New York City: A Visit to the 9/11 Memorial

A couple of weeks before the US presidential election, Jay visited New York for a few days. It was a chance for him to dig four nights of great jazz (Blue Note, Village Vanguard, Jazz Standard, Brooklyn Academy of Music) and to take time to get a feel for the city he’d only visited previously at night. Times Square, Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, Central Park..all were wonderful to see. But by far the most emotional experience was the 9/11 memorial. Photos can’t really convey what one feels at this somber site. For those of you who’ve been there, you know what I mean. For Jay, it was a range of feelings, from anger to sadness to anxiety about the future. But there were also feelings of resolve that the twisted thinking that motivated the people responsible for this disaster must be addressed. No matter what one’s religious beliefs are, there is absolutely nothing that justifies what happened here. img_2863img_2835img_2836

img_2827

Part of the exterior superstructure

img_2833

Remains of the TV tower

img_2831

Stairs used by people to escape the burning towers

img_2825img_2857

img_2865

The new One World Trade Center

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to New York City: A Visit to the 9/11 Memorial

  1. Dave Hicks says:

    My son Tommy and I went to the Village Vanguard in 2014 and also visited the 9/11 site. Breathtaking.

    Dave

    David G. Hicks
    Vice President
    Pacific Realty Associates, L.P.
    15350 SW Sequoia Pkwy #300
    Portland, OR 97224
    Telephone: 503/624-6300
    Direct Line: 503/603-5407
    Facsimile: 503/624-7755

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s