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Part of my recent walk near the World Trade Center included a visit to the September 11th Memorial.

There are two large reflecting pools, entitled Reflecting Absence, that stand in the "footprints" of the fallen Twin Towers. Collected rainwater cascades down the sides, creating the largest man-made waterfalls in North America. Around the sides of each pool, the names of those who died that day, as well as the victims of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, are etched into bronze parapets. There are also more than 400 white oak trees surrounding the site.

The memorial opened to the public on September 11, 2011, ten years after the attacks. The sound of the rushing water drowns out the sounds of the city, and itís a beautiful and emotional place. In this photo, you can see a partial view of the reflecting pool that sits where the north tower once stood. In the background, on the right, is the base of the new One World Trade Center.

The autumn leaves were just starting to change color on the day I visited.

Thereís an extra view in the WS.

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  • Copyright: Brenda Elaine (worldcitizen) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1988 W: 350 N: 4522] (16072)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2021-10-22
  • Exposure: f/1.8, 1/807 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2021-10-29 10:59
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