When I went to New York City to vote in the referendum, my wife and I made a weekend getaway out of it. My wife had not seen the 9/11 Memorial & Muesum and I lost my photos from my first visit to a disk crash. So, after I voted, we went there.
This photo was taken along the foundation of South Tower. What remains of the foundation is displayed, along with huges photos of the stages of construction of the World Trade Center, culminating in the photo of the completed structure. This shows that last photo, hanging above the remnants of the foundation. Looking at my photo, the viewer might get focused on photo of the World Trade Center, not noticing the current reality of its ruins around the photo. I thought this might be a metaphor for myself and the state of affairs in Turkey. I am so focused on the memory of the Turkey of my childhood, western looking and progressing, that I fail to see the ruins of the same Republic.
Camera / Image Information
Model: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Lens: 3.8-247.0 mm
Software: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 (Macintosh)
File Size: 938 kb
Exposure Time: 1/20
ISO Speed Ratings: 1000
Focal length: 3.80 mm (in 35mm: 21.0 mm)
Date Taken: 2017-04-01 13:27
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
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macjake (73059) 2017-04-17 17:18
a very interesting and moving subject to post.
this is what i'd expect to see from Brenda, as she always teaches us something new about NYC.
as i've never been to this monument, its educational for me to see it now like this. thanks for this post
Nicou (151990) 2017-04-17 20:15
On dirait une fenêtre avec vue quelel iamge cette modernité du béton et cette pierre quelle compo e tiamge quel cpatage superbe effet avec le tableua.
Bravo et amitié
Silvio1953 (154043) 2017-04-18 0:49
Ciao Murat, sad memoria but beautiful photo, excellent perspective, splendid clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
papagolf21 (110312) 2017-04-18 1:03
Bonjour, cher Murat,
Témoignage photographique émouvant.
Merci pour ce partage.
holmertz (59748) 2017-04-18 1:14
This is an original and touching photo. I didn't know that a place like this existed and was open to the public. It's a grim reminder of 9/11 and its impact on the whole world.
So you are still a Turkish citizen? Then last Sunday must have been a very sad day. Considering the way things have been going in Turkey the last few years, much more than 49% of the population will find themselves on the losers' side.
Fis2 (107388) 2017-04-18 1:42
A very interesting place, nice picture.
Good frame and colors.
I like it.
snunney (107443) 2017-04-18 2:13
An excellent composition that captures the spirit of this moving memorial. Perfectly exposed with superb colours and clarity. Your reference to the recent referendum in Turkey is very fitting.
ikeharel (79149) 2017-04-18 3:34
as said before the world gone mad: 9/11 and turkey referendom last sunday are merely two milestones in what is going on already too long. Will the world ever learn? mayber and hopefully.
When I look at the Manhattan skyline contemporary photos, always feel the miss of the WTC twin-towers. The picture on the wall was probably too optimistc, but we have to be !!
Yielding for better times in Turkey, try to cheer up my friend.
Fine underground foundation's photo.
jhm (160881) 2017-04-18 3:59
My friend I know perfect what a crach is of the a harddisc, happy you can get a recovery disc maybe get back your picture when not are overwrote.
Yes the two towers are a sadly remembrance.
You took a nice interior picture with nice light and clarity.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
sacimar (28951) 2017-04-18 8:18
this is an interesting image, and as you say it could be a metaphor, I like the combination of elements here, well seen,
abmdsudi (58220) 2017-04-18 8:20
Brill thought image & sentiments to support the statement and beautifully created, the brownish tones work so well with the heart of the image. Excellent capture
Tue (43862) 2017-04-18 13:05
I am truly sorry that the referendum in Turkey didn't turn out the way you had hoped. Excellent photo from the 9/11 Museum. You included the foundations and the photo of the Twin Towers very well and I like the contrasting blue and warm tones.
lousat (98279) 2017-04-18 13:36
HI Murat,a beautiful perspective from the WTC memorial,but i like a lot your words in the note too and your comparision with the turkish situation after the vote of Sunday,now you're in USA but i'm sure that you thinks always of your native country,and your note are the answer. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
pajaran (66308) 2017-04-18 23:54
Lep pogled, interesantan i odbar tekst ...
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepa fotografija i secanje.
Dobar tekst o tehnici i elementima snimka.
Royaldevon (43899) 2017-04-19 0:12
it is photographs like this that bring back memories and saddens us about the realities of an unsettled world.
There is much for us to learn from one another.
Thank you for this moving yet very direct photograph.
ChrisJ (118861) 2017-04-19 7:47
The dual nature of man. We can be either incredibly creative or incredibly destructive. Creative is obviously better. A sad analogy to recent events in Turkey. Erdogan is more arrogant and conceited than ever. They say pride comes before a fall. Let's hope so.
worldcitizen (9452) 2017-04-19 14:19
This trio of the beam, the photo on the wall, and the quote, make a strong and poignant photo. A view of the original towers still evokes strong feelings for me. There are many interesting views to be found around the new World Trade Center, and this one is excellent.
Cricri (126690) 2017-04-21 10:19
Une image et note intéressante.....
Bien cadrer et présenter
jmdias (69212) 2017-04-23 2:48
nice view of these remains and the view of the beautiful towers ahead. nice details of the internal area with nice quality.