Wednesday, 2 February 2011

The Gallery - Shapes of 9/11

It's that fabulous time of the week again and Tara had chosen 'Shapes' as the theme for The Gallery.

The year before our daughter was born my husband and I had one last big blow-out holiday and travelled all over America again (and Canada) as we love it so much .  Our relatives in Washington DC took us to the newly opened 'Newseum' which is an interactive museum of news and journalism on Pennsylvania Avenue.

It was an amazing place.  I wasn't sure whether I wanted to look at the dedicated 9/11 area but I'm glad I did - I was shaky and a bit teary but I did it.  Taking these photos was a truly moving experience for me.


A wall displaying 110 rectangular broadsheet newspaper front pages from 20 different countries.  These were all front pages from 12th September 2001 covering the day of the 9/11 tragedy.   View it large on black here.


The mangled and distorted rectangular shape of an antenna from the top of one of the twin towers.  View large on black here.


This was taken a few days later in New York.  It's the now battered sphere sculpture that once stood in the middle of Austin Tobin Plaza, the area between the World Trade Center towers.  It's now on display with the eternal flame (circle at the bottom) in Battery Park, Manhattan.



Now head over to Tara's blog and check out all the amazing entries!

12 comments:

jfb57 said...

Fab selection there!

Laura Weight said...

great pictures. I visited Ground zero in 2004, very very quiet and eeirie x

helloitsgemma said...

beautiful photographs, obviously an amazing trip. Good to share this - a good reminder.

Mummy Mishaps aka Jenny Paulin said...

What an amazing visit. They are very fascinating shapes you have photographed, even if the story behind them is a very tragic one.

Domestic Goddesque said...

Very poignant choices.

Michelloui | The American Resident said...

Really excellent choices for 'shapes'. That must have been an amazing exhibit. Ive not been to any monuments or exhibits on 9/11, thanks for sharing this.

CherishedByMe said...

Very moving. x

Nic's Notebook said...

Lovely photos - I'm sure it was a moving experience for you visiting there. I would love to one day!

Him Up North said...

That looks like an amazing place. I want to go there.

wendy_mcd83 said...

I love your photography...you are very talented!

Lucyslocket said...

superb poignant reflections of a horrendous day in world history

Michelle Twin Mum said...

Gosh, what a trip that must have been. I think we all need to remember what happened on 9/11.

Mich x

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